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Re: cvs update -C question


From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: cvs update -C question
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 12:46:01 -0500
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On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 04:45:17PM -0000, hughjonesd wrote:
> I seem to have problems using the cvs update -C command
> [...]
> (Locally modified file.txt moved to .#file.txt.1.20)
> cvs server: invalid option -- C
> [...]
> 1. Is this a new option?

Fairly new.

> Can I find out if the server is running an 
> old version of CVS?

I think you just did :-)  To find out *which* version, sign onto
the server and type "cvs -v".  Take care to invoke the same cvs
binary as you do from the client (in case the server has more
than one installed in different directories).

> 2. Is there another way I can do the same thing?

mv file.txt file.txt.bak (or just "rm file.txt")
cvs update file.txt

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