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cvs export weird behaviour (stupidly was: cvs -n checkout weird behavior

From: Andy Jones
Subject: cvs export weird behaviour (stupidly was: cvs -n checkout weird behavior)
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 10:16:12 +0000

Please excuse me, and replace  "checkout"  with "export" below.  I was talking 
about cvs export the whole time.

At 10:00 am 20/2/04, Andy Jones wrote:
>I thought I could use "cvs -n export" to show a list of files with a certain 
>But I got this instead:
>$ cvs -n export -r rel_ta-2-3-2_040204 tapestry/ta |tee ffile
>cvs export: in directory tapestry/ta:
>cvs [export aborted]: there is no version here; run 'cvs checkout' first
>A checkout without -n doesn't do this, which bends the principal of least 
>astonishment a bit.
>You get the error whether there is or is not a "tapestry/ta" dir below the 
>current level.
>1) Anybody know what is going on here?
>2) Any other, better ways I have stupidly missed to list the files with a 
>given tag?
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