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Re: P on Update?

From: David H. Thornley
Subject: Re: P on Update?
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 09:25:04 -0500

Chris Edgington wrote:
> The CVS client documentation talks about the meaning of various letters 
> returned
> on an update command, like U for update, M for merge, C for conflict, but the
> doc does not mention what the P stands for. Looking at the source, it looks 
> like
> it stands for patch. What does it mean to the end user - is there any 
> different
> between the effects of an Update or Marge versus a Patch?
Actually, M doesn't stand for Merged in the update output, but
rather Modified.  If you change a file and update the directory,
it will show up as M even if there are no changes in the repository.

There is no difference to the user between U and P, it being
internal to CVS.  Having different letters here is (I think)
something of a wart.  AFAIK, U means the whole file was sent
from the repository, and P means a patch was sent.

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