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Re: Q: Export/Import for multiple platforms

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Q: Export/Import for multiple platforms
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:52:17 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:53:47AM -0600, Matthew Pressly wrote:
> Is using export and import a reliable way to maintain files across two 
> platforms
> that have no physical network connection (only means of data transfer is via
> removeable media)

For a slight variant, see my post of 20-Feb-2001, with the
subject "One working copy part of two repositories?"

> When I import
> into A, will I always have to do a merge to get any changes onto the main 
> branch?

Yes.  What if someone else committed changes at A while you were
hacking away over at B?  (If nobody did so, the merge will be

My variant saves you having to import (at the expense of some
other commands), but doesn't save you having to merge -- that
part you just can't get around.


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