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Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or

From: Lee Sau Dan
Subject: Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or why not
Date: 07 Mar 2002 14:12:22 +0100
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>>>>> "Christian" == Christian Andersson <address@hidden> writes:

    Christian> Hmm diff/merge, one short question, as you might have
    Christian> understood Linux/unix and it's tools are not my main
    Christian> expertise .-)

    Christian> Does not linux come with a diff-tool?  

"diff" has been a *standard* utility program on all Unices for decades.

    Christian> Is not that difftool used by cvs?

I  think CVS  handles  the  trivial cases  itself,  and delegates  the
difficult cases to "diff".

    Christian> If so, if you have 2 full versions of the same file on
    Christian> the harddisk and run this difftool would not the output
    Christian> of that difftool be the same as what cvs will give you?

Other than a few addition lines printed by CVS indicating the revision
numbers being diff'ed, the result is the same.

    Christian> in the end, you can still use diff/merge even without
    Christian> cvs,

Yes.  And we have 'patch' to do the merge.  There's also diff3.

    Christian> however cvs does this for you, and it keeps the
    Christian> files smaller on the harddisc...

More  importantly,  it  knows  which  diff-result to  apply  to  which
revision.  And it handles branching and tagging.

Lee Sau Dan                     李守敦(Big5)                    address@hidden(HZ) 

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