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Re: cvs log options ( was Re: cvs rtag -r BRANCH -D date)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs log options ( was Re: cvs rtag -r BRANCH -D date)
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 13:07:15 -0400 (EDT)

Stephen Rasku writes:
> "cvs update, checkout, rtag, tag" all take revisions with -r.  You can 
> include or omit the space between the -r and the revision.  However for 
> "cvs log" you have to omit the space.  "cvs log" should be modified so 
> that you don't have to omit the space.
> cvs admin -o uses a colon syntax to specify a revision range and cvs log 
> uses the same (or similar) syntax to specify revisions (except for the 
> space problem mentioned above) but it uses a different syntax for dates.  
> First of all, it uses -d instead of -D and it uses a greater than/less 
> than syntax.  I would prefer using a -D syntax that mirrors the -r syntax. 

Note that the peculiarities of the CVS log command syntax were inherited
from the RCS rlog command; it made good sense at the time to have the
two commands work the same way.  Whether it now makes sense to have them
diverge in order to harmonize the various CVS commands is up for

-Larry Jones

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