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Re: checkout -D & -P

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: checkout -D & -P
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 18:25:52 -0500 (EST)

gilmurra writes:
> I don't understand why the -D <date> option to checkout also implies -P.
> Can anyone explain this to me?

Because CVS only manages files, it does *not* manage directories (it
just creates them as needed to contain files).  -P should *always* be in
effect; the fact that it isn't is just a historical accident.

> This is not idle curiosity; I have a
> situation where I need -D <date> and an empty directory. Is there a way
> to override the implied -P?

No.  You should create the directory another way, typically as part of
your build or deployment process.

-Larry Jones

I think my cerebellum just fused. -- Calvin

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