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Re: Diff between update and checkout/commit

From: David H. Thornley
Subject: Re: Diff between update and checkout/commit
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 10:54:23 -0500

Nigel Morse wrote:
> So why is it called checkout? It's more of a copyout or retrieve coz it
> doesn't actually checkout anything....
Because in CVS the checkout is what gives you the ability to
check in?  It copies out the data and also puts the necessary
metadata in the CVS directories.

I would think that export would be a closer analog of a copyout
or retrieve.

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