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RE: Problem with keyword $Log$

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Problem with keyword $Log$
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 09:14:59 -0400

Schopper Andreas wrote:
> I'm using the keyword $Log$ in my source file headers. When I delete a
> revision CVS isn't able to reproduce the old revisions 
> properly. I found
> out that CVS deletes within the ,v-File every line that belongs to the
> deleted revision but nothing within the old $Log$ messages. This means
> that the patch is removed and also the line that would delete 
> the lines
> within the $Log$ message.
Not quite, if I understand the RCS format correctly. The patches are not
deleted, but will be merged together.

> The result is that the log message 
> remains and
> every patch changes not the correct lines but the lines that are a
> certain number of lines before. The number is the amount of 
> lines of the
> undeleted log message.
Could you please post a sequence of commands that illustrates the problem,
along with an explanation or example of the output you were expecting along
with the output you are actually seeing (by "output" I mean the contents of
the file, or run-time messages displayed by CVS, and so on).

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

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