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Re: shooting one's self in the foot.

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: shooting one's self in the foot.
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 16:51:52 -0400
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On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:27:28AM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> Another method is cvs diff, something like:
> cvs -q diff --brief
> This gives you a little less extraneous data than does update.

But it:
  1. doesn't list the junk files
  2. doesn't list the files that other people have changed in the meantime
  3. still spits out several lines for each changed one, most of which are noise

"cvs -nq update" does (1) and (2), and doesn't do (3).  I'd argue
that the extra info it's giving you isn't "extraneous", but quite
important (with the possible exception of the junk files --
sometimes I don't care about those; other times I do -- but he
said he wants to see them, so they're not noise to him).


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|-_|/  >   Eric Siegerman, Toronto, Ont.        address@hidden
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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
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