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Re: cvs -n update vs cvs diff

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: cvs -n update vs cvs diff
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:00:52 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, David A Uebele wrote:

> Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 10:48:13 -0700 (PDT)
> From: David A Uebele <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [info-cvs] cvs -n update vs cvs diff
> Some of the people I work with have noticed
> some discrepancies between "cvs -n update" and "cvs diff",
> in the number of files reported changed.

cvs -n update shows you what has changed in the repository: it tells
you what new material you *would* get if you actually updated. In other
words other people's work that happened since your last update.

cvs diff compares the local changes in your sandbox against the
repository versions that the working copies are based on. In other
words your work.

Their work, your work. Different file sets.

> Typically cvs -n update
> reporting a subset of files compared the list of files
> that cvs diff reports differences.

That suggests you are working harder than everyone else, or not
committing often enough, resulting in large commits. :)

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