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Re: Possible modifications to CVS.

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Possible modifications to CVS.
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 13:47:56 -0500
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On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 11:26:38AM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> 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?
> If this isn't possible,  I would suggest it be added to CVS.

It's not currently possible; nor, I think, is it feasible to add.
It would require some pretty fundamental changes.  To see why,
look at the contents of your sandbox's CVS subdirectories.  Sure,
the filename field in Entries could conceivably become a
URL-encoded pathname, but there'd still be Root and Repository to
deal with.

If I recall, the CVS code is also pretty heavily structured
around the assumption of one repo directory per sandbox
directory.  It that's the case, generalizing it would require
significant rewriting.

I agree; this'd be really nice to have, and it's not
*impossible*.  But I'm not holding my breath...


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