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Re: Possible modifications to CVS.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Possible modifications to CVS.
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 13:45:25 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> Is it possible to checkout multiple files from different directories within
> the repository and put them into a single directory?  Can CVS keep track of
> where each file came from and update the repository as necessary?

No.  CVS tracks metadata at the directory level, so all files in a
single working directory have to come from the same repository

> If this isn't possible,  I would suggest it be added to CVS.  What I would
> like to see is a way to check out files from anywhere in the repository, and
> from any repository,  and be able to put the files anywhere I want in my
> working directory structure, and have CVS maintain the files.

That would require completely redesigning and reimplementing CVS.

-Larry Jones

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