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comment How can I version-control and deploy a website's static files while preserving timestamps?
The motivation for checking out a fresh copy every time is to make sure what's deployed is always exactly what's current in the repository. Largely this is about enforcing the rule that nothing should be deployed that hasn't been first tested and then stored safely in the RCS.
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comment How can I version-control and deploy a website's static files while preserving timestamps?
Thanks, guys. Using Subversion with the use-commit-times flag sounds like the best solution here. (However, I've already started using CVS and will probably stay with it; it's good enough for now, uses timestamps the way I think an RCS should, and has the benefit of not requiring any extra software on the server.) Using ETags would be a clever solution, except they are not supported (well) by nginx which seems generally to be the best option for serving static websites.
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