> From: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com>
> > Hello -- I just did a clone of a (bare) repo and notices that all files
> > have the same date/time, that is the time of the clone -- is this the way
> > this is suppose to work?
> Yes, this is normal. Git doesn't store much meta-information about files.
> Strictly speaking, Git tracks contents of files, not the files themselves.
Actually, this is *intended*, and most SCMs do this. The reason is
that people use "make" to regenerate derived files, and since *this*
copy of the foo.c file has just been created, any previously existing
copy of foo.o must be assumed to be out-of-date, and that is indicated
by the creation date of foo.c.
Of course, during a clone operation, this argument doesn't apply,
because no derived files will exist, but any later operation on the
repository that changes the controlled foo.c file must give foo.c the
*current* date, not the date that those particular contents were added
to the repository.
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