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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, 20 Jul 2004 14:12:28 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> Jim.Hyslop writes:
> >
> > cvs says diff's -N flag is supposed to treat non-existent files as
> > empty, but it doesn't seem to be working as advertised.
> 
> That's because -N tells *diff* to treat non-existent files as 
> empty, but
> CVS never calls diff on files that it doesn't know about.
Well, this begs the question - why does CVS use and document that option,
then?

BTW, any suggestions for the OP to get around his problem (ISTR a similar
situation was discussed a few months back).


-- 
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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