I understand Harvest creates a file harvest.sig during check out, is it possible not to create the file?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Concern regarding checkouts and harvest.sig file
 

Question:

I understand Harvest creates a file harvest.sig during check out, is it possible not to create that file? 
 

Answer: 

 
All checked out process will create a new [update if existing] signature file harvest.sig with relevant information including version, context, timestamp etc.
The checkout, checkin process make use of this signature file for future checkout/checkin. 
Also, Checkout for synchronize depends upon the existing signature file [harvest.sig] on the client path.
If it's information is same as latest version in harvest repository then no need to update. 
 
NOTE: harvest.sig is hidden file & harvest does not checkin/checkout such file.