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RE: cvs does not support adding files locally (to allow a diff et c)

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs does not support adding files locally (to allow a diff et c)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 08:32:59 -0400

J. Grant wrote:
> on the 12/07/04 13:48, Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> > J. Grant wrote:
> >> Could "cvs add" work locally to add the file if I am just using 
> >> anonymous cvs access?
> > Maybe - depends on how the server is configured, I expect.
> > 
> >> Because if i cannot add locally I am unable to do a cvs diff 
> >> -u with the 
> >> file included.
> > CVS should just spit out a message like 
> > 
> > cvs server: new_file is a new entry, no comparison available
> > 
> > and continue with the other files. What's the problem?
> Hi,
> How did you achieve this?  I expect you are not using anonmous cvs 
> account like me.  cvs will not let you locally add a file to 
> the local 
> copy.  It seems to insist on creation on the server etc.  Any ideas?
Actually, I didn't use an anonymous account.

But, since you can't add the file to the repository, CVS will ignore the
file altogether. I still don't see your problem.

Let me put it this way - what are you trying to do? Why do you need to do a
'diff -u' on a non-existent file?

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

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