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Re: CVS 1.11.6: export bug in CVS on (LI/U)nix when CVSROOT env contain


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: CVS 1.11.6: export bug in CVS on (LI/U)nix when CVSROOT env contains trailing slash
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:45:57 -0400
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

Paul Edwards <address@hidden> writes:
Who's to say that I don't want to change my access method to
a remote repository, but put that into the CVSROOT variable
rather than specify "-d"?

cvs will ignore your $CVSROOT variable if it sees a CVS/Root
or a -d <root> command-line option, so that is 'who' in this case.

 -d <root> will always override the CVS/Root or $CVSROOT values.
 CVS/Root is a default if the command line is not specified.
 $CVSROOT is a default if no other information is available.

The -d <root> has always overridden the CVSROOT environment variable
goin back at least as far as cvs 1.3. When I added CVS/Root, I put it
in the middle of the two as to precedence.


It really makes sense if you think about it. It is much harder to change your $CVSROOT variable or your CVS/Root files dynamically, so the command line is given the override potential.

Derek

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