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Re: trouble with symlinks

From: Simon Strandgaard
Subject: Re: trouble with symlinks
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:36:10 +0100

Yes this is exactly what i have done, so i can edit my files from DOS.

cvs co MODULE
rm file
ln -s /outside/FILE file
edit /outside/FILE
cvs com

Im sorry for causing so much trouble:-)

Simon Strandgaard

Frederic Brehm <address@hidden> skrev i en
> At 8:23 -0600 1/15/02, Steve Greenland wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 10:29:59PM +0100, Simon Strandgaard wrote:
> >>  Its not the symlink it self, i store in my repository, its the
> >>  file.
> >>
> >>  I have only files in my repository, without any symlinks! But i have
> >>  many symlinks in the directory where i checked out my source tree.
> >>
> >>  What im interested in having cvs to look at the timestamp of files
> >>  those which my links point to. My problem is that cvs is looking at
> >>  the symlinks timestamp.
> >
> >I think you're still expressing yourself badly, because if the symlinks
> >aren't in the repository, then cvs isn't looking at them *at all*. Maybe
> >you should post a *short* example of the problem you are seeing, with
> >the actual output of CVS and 'ls -l' of the individual files/links.
> If the symlinks are in his sandbox, then cvs update will look at them.
> Simon, is this something like what you did?
> cvs co MODULE
> rm FILE
> ln -s /somewhere/FILE
> edit /somewhere/FILE
> cvs -n update
> The problem is that cvs looks at the timestamp of MODULE/FILE and
> decides that it hasn't changed so it doesn't list it as updated. Is
> this correct?
> Fred
> --
> Fred Brehm, Sarnoff Corporation, address@hidden

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