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Re: cvs update gives P response

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: cvs update gives P response
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 19:00:20 -0800
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On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 09:33:43PM -0500, Chris Edgington wrote:
> server, I often get a P next to the filenames that are updated by cvs. What
> exactly is the P telling, in comparison to a U, M, or C? I don't find any
> documentation on the P response. I see in the source that it means that a 
> Patch
> was sent and is only in the server build of CVS? Since we're using the client
> versions locally, I'm confused about why we're getting the P. Can anybody
> explain?

The server was making effecient use of the network by sending only a patch
across the wire instead of an entire new copy of the file.  It determines
the sizes of a patch and compares it against the size of the newest
version.  And then sends the smaller of the two.

True, the server determines whether to send a patch or not.  The client
just applies it.

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
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