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Re: update vs. checkout

From: Tom Udale
Subject: Re: update vs. checkout
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 17:25:53 GMT

gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 04:29:56PM +0000, Tom Udale wrote:
> > Is checkout simply a 'convienient' way of saying update -d (or
> > perhaps with some other switches) or is there a more fundemental
> > difference?
> Sure there's a fundamental difference. checkout will create a new
> sandbox if none exists, update -d won't.

True.  I originally thought that update would not add the CVS directories (in
the working set) at all, but with -d it will.  I guess the real thing is
update -d  cannot add that *very first* CVS directory.

> It never occured to me that you could use co as a synonym for up -d,
> mostly because I always want -P in conjunction with -d on update,
> but it sure looks like you can.

I see.  What is the advantage of the -P (prune directories, if I recall) on

Thanks for your help,


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