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about log and rdiff commands

From: Julien Wajsberg
Subject: about log and rdiff commands
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:00:55 +0200


I'm experimenting a little with the log command, and I found a strange

When using cvs log -rHEAD, I successfully get the log messages for the
But wit cvs log -rHEAD., (with a dot) which should give me the log message
for the last revisions on the trunk, I just get:
cvs server: warning: no branch `HEAD' in `/cvs/module/myfile.c,v'

I found however that cvs log -r. gives me what I want, bu it's somewhat
cofusing :)

Another behaviour that I dislike is with the rdiff command, but this time
it could maybe not be changed :/
It's with cvs rdiff -s.
For a deleted file, we don't get any information, except it has been
I find that it's inconvenient if you want to findm for example, all log
between an old tag and the moment it was deleted.
I however know that a deleted file gets a revision number, and I actually
get that with either cvs log -rBRANCH. or cvs log -s dead, but it's not
practical to have a special case because of this :(
I understand however that it could maybe not be changed...

(I'm using cvs 1.11.1p1).


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