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Re: relative directories and diff

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: relative directories and diff
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 16:01:07 -0500 (EST)

Stephen Rasku writes:
> So the following doesn't work:
> cvs diff /tgi/data/stephen/enroute/api/src/enx_submit.c
> but, inexplicably, the following does:
> cd /
> cvs diff ./tgi/data/stephen/enroute/api/src/enx_submit.c
> I am at a loss to explain to him why the first one fails but the 
> second one succeeds.

Because the file names are also used verbatim on the server.  It isn't
right, but it's the way it's always been, it's a bit tricky to fix, and
so far no one has complained loudly enough to motivate anyone to fix it.

-Larry Jones

Mom must've put my cape in the wrong drawer. -- Calvin

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