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Re: CVS How to NOT checkout certain files

From: Richard J. Duncan
Subject: Re: CVS How to NOT checkout certain files
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 10:09:39 -0500 (CDT)

> > Is there a way to specify files not to be checked out?  In other words, is
> > there a way to tell the "cvs co" command that I do not want to checkout
> > certain files?
> Not directly, though you could ask it to check out a file at a time.  You can
> do some of that kind of thing with the modules file, but I find it's not
> usually worth the trouble.  It's usually easier to simply organize your
> directories & modules in such a way that any module you check out is likely
> to be usuable as a whole.

Look at the cvsignore file. That is how cvs knows not to worry about
*.o object files, *~ emacs save files and the like.


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