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Re: How do you "unupdate" a file

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: How do you "unupdate" a file
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:16:10 -0400 (EDT)

Frederic Brehm writes:
> I updated a file by mistake and I'm not ready to integrate its 
> changes with my current sandbox. An "update -r old.rev" will fix 
> things up, but it sets a sticky tag.

That's exactly what you want.

> I'll probably forget (call it a senior moment :-) to "update -A" 
> until I thrash around a bit and figure out what's wrong. It would be 
> nice to avoid the time wasted while thrashing around.

Hardly -- when you try to commit, CVS will tell you that you can't
because you've got a sticky tag that isn't a branch.  You should
immediately know what to do when that happens.

> Is there some way to restore my sandbox to to the state before I did 
> the mistaken update? It's probably possible to do some nasty things 
> with the CVS/Entries file, but is there a cleaner way?


-Larry Jones

I think grown-ups just ACT like they know what they're doing. -- Calvin

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