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Re: Newbie: update vs. checkout

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Newbie: update vs. checkout
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 12:41:38 -0700

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> I'm sorry for this very stupid question, but after spending a lot
> of time reading the CVS documentation, I still don't understand
> what *exactly* is the difference between update and checkout.
> Could someone explain it to me?

A checkout starts with no files in the current directory and populates
the files from the repository into the current directory.

An update will merge any changes that have been committed into the
repository since the last update into your current tree without losing
any of your local changes.

        -- Mark

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