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Re: shooting one's self in the foot.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: shooting one's self in the foot.
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 12:16:21 -0400 (EDT)

address@hidden writes:
> The use of samba means I can check a file out of the repository on
> Unix (local) to a (local) sandbox and access the files on Unix (local)
> or W2K (samba) "I DON'T SHARE THE REPOSITORY" (actually I do ... but
> nobody has access :-)

Not sharing the reppository is good; sharing the working directories is
still bad.  Sooner or later you'll run afoul of the different line
ending conventions, and Samba directories usually have screwey
permission problems.

> Second doing most CVS stuff from the Unix box works just fine. Doing
> similar things via pserver causes odd problems.
>       cvs -d release
> Does nothing on NT (it prints messages)

What kind of messages -- error messages?  That's probably because of

> What I really want to do is:
>      cvs --what-did-I-change wwwroot
> And get a simple list of filenames that changed. I can then review if
> I want to commit or abandon the changes.

cvs -nq update wwwroot

>      cvs -d release <something>
>      cvs checkout <something>         --- Since other developers may have 
> changed (e.g deleted)
>                                           file/directory structure.

There's no need to release and re-checkout, just update with -d.

-Larry Jones

Whatever it is, it's driving me crazy! -- Calvin

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