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Re: address@hidden: Re: Removing directories...]

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Removing directories...]
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 01:35:16 -0800
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Cool. Thanks again.

Random question : is there an easy way to make these the
defaults for all users of a given system? i.e., can I point
an environment variable to it and have the client pick that
up as the path to the /etc/cvsrc ?

On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 11:18:26AM +0000, Francis Irving wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 01:03:33 -0800, Rob Helmer <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> >Thanks for posting this Francis. 
> >
> >This brings up an interesting point; I have been wondering about
> >this for some time now, and I can't think of a situation where
> >not doing a "cvs update -d" when a new directory is available would
> >be desirable.
> >
> >Is there a reason for this not being the default?
> In TortoiseCVS, it is the default.  The CVS Update menu option does
> "cvs update -d -P".  A few people have complained, and I might have to
> make it an obscure option.
> Their problem is usually that they've used "exclude" in the modules
> list or in checkout or somewhere to only check out part of a module.
> e.g. If you're working over the modem, and there is a large subtree
> that you don't need, you can exclude it from download.
> "cvs update -d" doesn't know that you excluded something earlier, so
> it gets it out.  This is slow and annoying over a modem for large
> subtrees!
> Personally, I think it is a bit silly.  Such a large module should
> perhaps be split into more modules anyway, or have aliases to subparts
> of it.  However, I can imagine you might be working on a repository
> where you don't have this control.
> The other reason not to make it the default is Backwards
> Compatibility.  I think you can make it the default on your machine,
> by editing ~/.cvsrc and adding "-d -P" as default parameters for "cvs
> update".
> Francis
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