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Re: how to checkout a specific file from a Makefile

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: how to checkout a specific file from a Makefile
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 15:03:08 -0400 (EDT)

Bram Moolenaar writes:
>       testscript:
>               cvs checkout testscript
> This doesn't work, because this is in a subdirectory of the module and
> the actual name is something like "module/foo/bar/testscript".  This
> would work:
>       cd ../../..
>       cvs checkout module/foo/bar/testscript
> However, this requires knowning the name of the module and directories.
> Isn't there way to checkout "testscript" without having to specify the
> whole path in the Makefile (so that maintenance is easier)?
> After all, CVS/Repository contains exactly the name I need to use.  I
> suppose it's used for the update command, so why can't checkout use it?

Because checkout is the wrong subcommand.  The subcommand you want,
surprisingly enough, is update!  Just do:

        cvs update testscript

-Larry Jones

I always have to help Dad establish the proper context. -- Calvin

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