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selectively updating files

From: Gwen Park
Subject: selectively updating files
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:12:27 -0700


CVS version:    1.11.0
platform:       Solaris 7 on sparc

I am trying to selectively update files in a sandbox, but I ran into a
problem when a directory does not exist.

Say I have the following structure:
        in cvs:
                      |  |
                      |  |--file1
                      |  |--file2
        in sandbox:

I want to update module/dir1/dir2/file1 without updating
module/dir1/dir2/file2. I tried:
        $ cd module/dir1
        $ cvs update -d dir2/file1

And got this error:
        cvs [update aborted]: no such directory `dir2'

I did find that this works:
        $ cd module/dir1
        $ cvs co -d dir2 module/dir1/dir2/file1

But this will not create the appropriate directory structure if
there are multiple levels of directories missing in the working copy
(e.g. if there is dir2/dir3/file4 in cvs, cvs co -d dir2
module/dir1/dir2/dir3/file4 will create module/dir1/dir2/file4, not

Does anyone know how I can do selective updates when directories don't
exist? Any help is appreciated. 

Thank you.


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