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Re: Working directory & laptop?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Working directory & laptop?
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 12:52:01 -0500
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On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 09:55:45AM -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> If I copy my working directory to my laptop, do some modifications, copy 
> it back and do a commit, will I have any issues

As others have said, this will work as far as CVS is concerned.
It might, however, lead to confusion on your part if you're not
careful (e.g. if you ever do the copy out to the laptop, and then
make changes *both* on the laptop and the desktop; then when you
do the copy back you'll clobber the latter changes).  Or you'll
take the laptop home and start editing away, only realizing the
next morning that you've been working on old sources, because you
forgot last night to copy over the latest and greatest.

I know I've gotten myself screwed up that way in the past.

This is exactly the sort of confusion CVS can help with, so why
not take advantage of that?  Instead of copying your desktop
sandbox, do a fresh checkout directly onto the laptop; then you
can commit those changes independently of your work on the
desktop machine.  The standard CVS multiuser thing; it's just
that both users happen to be you :-)


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