After having read a bit more about the various subversion properties I decided
to use the
svn:keywords property to solve my problem: inserting
automatically a timestamp in program code I publish on my website. Until recently,
the Perl program that generates (almost) all pages on this site read the timestamp
from the source code files it includes. A feature I broke by dumping the Subversion
repository on my old development machine, loading it back on my new one - a Dell
Vostro 200 ST - and checking out the files again. The good news was that making
my sites from 70+ XML files now just took about 35 seconds instead of over 300
seconds. The bad news was that the timestamps got lost. Not a problem for most
files, except for the ones I included in web pages with the timestamp added
to reflect the time the program code was last updated.
Read the rest of Subversion: Using the svn:keywords property.
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