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Re: Determining status

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Determining status
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:00:51 -0500 (EST)

Volpe, Christopher R writes:
> 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
> comparison? 

Not a checksum, but a timestamp (in CVS/Entries).  If the file's current
timestamp matches the stored timestamp, it's unmodified.

-Larry Jones

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