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Re: ``cvs add'' termination status behavior.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: ``cvs add'' termination status behavior.
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:38:13 -0500 (EST)

Kaz Kylheku writes:
> Don't know whether this is occurs in the latest 1.11, but I see the
> following behavior in 1.10.6: if some of the files specified in a 
> ``cvs add'' are already known to CVS, it finishes with a failed
> termination status, even though it successfully adds the remaining
> files. This should probably be a successful termination, since nothing
> wrong happened, and the postcondition is true: all files mentioned
> on the command line are now known to CVS. :)

CVS termination status is not reliable.  Because most CVS commands can
be quite complex with some things working and some things not, it isn't
really possible to encapsulate the result into a single status value.

-Larry Jones

Apparently I was misinformed. -- Calvin

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