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RE: Comparing first; checking out later

From: Kostur, Andre
Subject: RE: Comparing first; checking out later
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 11:23:20 -0700

You can also do "cvs -n -q update", if you just want the list of files that
will be touched (you won't see the actual changes)

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Riechers [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2001 9:55 AM
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Comparing first; checking out later

Georgina O Economou wrote:
> I've searched thru all the documentation on CVS I could find, but cannot
> find this answer:
> How do I compare my local repository to the main one and see what
> differences there are BEFORE actually checking out the diffs and
> updating my local?
> Thanks
> Georgina

cvs diff [files]

Just to avoid confusion, don't refer to your working copy as the
repository :)
It sounds like you have the concepts a bit messed up. Check out for a really good treatment of


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