Preserving timestamps with git
jakob.voss at gbv.de
Thu May 27 17:44:31 CEST 2010
On 27.05.2010 13:26, martin f krafft wrote:
>> But git-utime is only one side of the process. How do I
>> 1) reset the commit time of selected files in the repository to their
>> last modification timestamp (for the files that I have already
> man touch
I thought about rewriting the history so I would be something with 'git
filter-branch' if this can also split one commit with N files into N
commits with one commit for each file.
>> 2) add and commit a set of files in a batch such that each commit has
>> the timestamp of the last modification time of its file (for new
> man git-commit
I found the --date parameter and read more about it. I think I need a
kind of "git-import-files" script that imports files just like you can
import other repositories (SVN, CVS...).
>> How do you deal with timestamp of you files? I heard there are
>> some hacks to even preserve file permissions but I'd prefer
>> a simple solution first.
> Well, I'd suggest you don't reinvent the wheel and instead use
> It doesn't force you to do one-commit-per-file, but instead just
> saves and restores the metadata separately.
Thanks, this will be helpful for special repositories that need to
preserve file permissions. But as long as I use git for replication I
prefer to have the timestamp metadata directly in the commit as if I
would commit everytime I changed a file. It's a pitty that there is no
good versioning file system for Linux yet.
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