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Re: meaning of "P"?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: meaning of "P"?
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 12:02:25 -0500
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On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 10:40:44AM -0500, Rajesh Patwardhan wrote:
> Does CVS server decide about whether to send a patch or complete Update
> depending on the access method used.
> Since I observed that when I used pserver method the same file update was
> designated with P but in local access mode it was a U. 

Yes.  In local mode, it doesn't bother generating patches,
presumably since it would be (marginally) more expensive than
just copying the file.

When (in client/server mode) it sends a patch, it checks
afterward that the file was patched correctly; if not, it falls
back to a straight copy ("U").


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