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RE: Stopping a modified file from being checked in

From: Peter Connolly
Subject: RE: Stopping a modified file from being checked in
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 22:47:07 -0800

>Peter Connolly <address@hidden> writes:

>>>I would like to make some changes to a file in my working copy, but
>>>definitely not check them in.
>>If you don't want to accidently effect HEAD, why don't you do your
>>changes on a branch?

>I want to affect HEAD, just not for this one file.  Making a branch
>would be a bit silly if I will never commit anything on that branch.

Not at all.  Isolating your work from that of your peers is what
branches are all about.

>--- End of forwarded message from address@hidden

Agreed. That's exactly what branches are for. Word to the wise...
Anytime you find yourself standing on your head to do something like
this, you're probably not using the tool the way that it was intended to
be used.  ;-) 'Nuff said.

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