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Re: need help understanding underlying file format for cvs

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: need help understanding underlying file format for cvs
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 13:18:37 -0500 (EST)

Mark D. Baushke writes:
> cvs should be upward compatible with RCS format. The only thing that is
> an extension is the use of a 'magic branch number' which uses a '.0.' as
> the second rightmost position in a version number (ie, is a
> 'magic branch number'). See the cvs documentation at
>     http://www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs_5.html#SEC59
> for more details.

That doesn't really affect the format, just how it's interpreted.

> I believe that there must be one or more occurances of a {delta} element
> in a cvs repository's representation of a ,v file. Likewise for the
> deltatext being one or more occurances.

While CVS will not normally create a file with no deltas or deltatexts
(unless something goes seriously wrong), I don't think it has any
problem reading them.

> cvs does not use newphrase at the present time, but I think it may properly
> ignore it...

I think the notoriously buggy PreservePermissions code uses newphrase's
to store the permission and type information.

-Larry Jones

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