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Re: unedit without edit

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: unedit without edit
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 08:07:50 -0700 (PDT)

--- Richard Wesley <address@hidden> wrote:
> Suppose someone is working off line and does the
> following:
> - Unlock and edit some files;
> - Connect to the server and do a cvs update
> - Decide to throw out one of the sets of file
> changes and revert to the last
> version.
> What is the command sequence for doing this?  If the
> user had done a 
> cvs edit on the file originally, then cvs unedit
> would presumably do 
> what they wanted, but in the scenario I just
> described, they cannot 
> do an unedit because they never did an edit.  It
> also appears that 
> doing the edit, followed by an unedit does not have
> the desired 
> result.
> Throwing out the file and just doing a cvs update on
> the file is 
> probably not a good idea because a newer version may
> have been 
> checked in.  I suppose that they could update to the
> version in the 
> CVS/Entries file, but that seems baroque and
> dangerous, and I'm not 
> sure whether that would create a sticky tag.  Not to
> mention being 
> the sort of thing that casual users should never
> have to do.
> Is there some command for ensuring that you obtain a
> clean copy of 
> the version of a file that you are working on
> besides cvs unedit?

"cvs edit" and "cvs unedit" are supposed to work even
when offline (the commands get buffered, then sent
next time you use CVS online).

To get a clean copy of a file, use "cvs up -C".


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