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Feature request: keep CVS/Entries in sorted order


From: Ed Avis
Subject: Feature request: keep CVS/Entries in sorted order
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:47:29 +0100 (BST)

In the working copy there is a CVS/Entries file in each directory.  As
far as I can tell the order of the lines in this file does not matter,
and CVS currently appends new lines to the end of the file.

When diffing one working copy against another (simply with 'diff -r',
as you might do when resolving import conflicts, for
example) spurious differences in the Entries file can show up simply
because the ordering of lines differs.  This makes it harder to spot
real differences in these files.

CVS could sort Entries into ASCIIbetical order before writing
it.  This would make sure that two Entries files with the same meaning
have the same representation, so diffing would be easier.

-- 
Ed Avis <address@hidden>






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