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Re: P on Update?

From: Matthew Riechers
Subject: Re: P on Update?
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 10:33:32 -0400

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?
> Thanks,
> -Chris

from the Cederqvist:

P file
        Like `U', but the CVS server sends a patch instead of an entire file.
        These two things accomplish the same thing.

See about the dual-state 
of 'M'

- Matt

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