There is a tool called metastore meant specifically to use with vcs hooks
to save and restore file metadata.


On Feb 23, 2017 9:52 AM, "Alexander Burger" <> wrote:

> Hi Jakob, Rowan,
> thanks for the good hints!
> > "alea iacta est". However - just in case you are not already aware -
> > since version 2.2.2 git now only updates modification times on
> > *changed* files during checkout (see
> >
> 2d0fe98c7c),
> I see. Good to know. I suppose, however, that if you clone a whole new
> repo you
> won't get the original timestamps of the whole tree (as you would from a
> TGZ).
> > checkout hook to force a full build after checkout. It was years ago,
> > and I can't find them now that I search for them, but I remember it
> > was not too difficult to implement (and I'll keep an eye out for them
> Yes, did so too, around 2008 for SVN. But such tricks are a cludge.
> I won't use such a repo based system here. Period. I live on incremental
> snapshots which I take from my whole home directory tree several times a
> day,
> with statistics and inspection tools, and other scripts. Each of thess
> snapshots
> is fully complete, and has the environment from that moment (not only
> source
> files explicitly checked in, but also temporary files, databases, backups
> and
> whatever). Forcing my working style to the limitations of a repo would be a
> drawback.
> But, *of course*, nobody will be stopped to do with PicoLisp whatever he
> likes.
> Anybody can build a repo (as some people here already did), and
> communicate on
> in whatever platform. I just don't see that *I* have to do it.
> ♪♫ Alex
> --

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