Get: Date and time, read/write vs. read only

Buck Hodges

Periodically we get the following questions about get.

  1. Is there any way to have get set the date and time on a retrieved file to be the last modified date and time from the version control repository rather than the time when it was downloaded?
  2. Is there any way to have get mark files as read/write rather than read only?

The answer to each is no for both TFS 2005 (v1) and TFS 2008 (Orcas).  It’s something we considered doing in v1, but we ended up cutting it.  It remains on the list of features to consider for the future.

If you have opinions on this or other version control features, you’ll want to let Mario know.


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