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Re: update output


From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: update output
Date: 03 Jan 2001 08:39:55 -0600

Many scripts depend on the current output of "cvs update", so changing
it would probably not be a good idea.  It's an interface, like it or
not.  (Not that I disagree with your idea, just think it's not worth
the hassle it would cause people in switchover.)

-K

Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:
> Not really a bug, just a suggestion :
> 
> Would it be a good idea for `cvs update' to generate a different output for a
> merge to that when only the local file is modified ? ME and MO say.  Merges
> may be `successful' but still not do what you want them to so they need a bit
> more caution. I know that when `cvs update' is run, a file, `.#filename', is
> generated. However, this is not evident when exploring with `cvs -n update'.
> `cvs status * | grep -i merge' will find which files need a merge but this is
> not very elegant.
> 
> Nick Roberts
> 
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