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Determining status

From: Volpe, Christopher R (Research)
Subject: Determining status
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 13:04:13 -0500

I've noticed that "cvs status" is able to determine if a file is up to date or 
locally modified very
quickly, i.e., in much less time than would be required to extract the file 
from the repository and
do a comparison. How is this done? Is there some checksum stored away somewhere 
that is used for the

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