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RE: strange cvs diff problem with pcl-cvs and viewcvs

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: strange cvs diff problem with pcl-cvs and viewcvs
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:12:17 -0400

Fabian Braennstroem wrote:
> thanks for your help, but there are still some problems.
> If I try to 'cvs diff -r BASE -r HEAD main.f' I get no 
> differences at all; shouldn't be 'BASE' and 'HEAD' different 
> when I am at revision 1.10 and started at 1.1?
No, 'BASE' means "the revision currently checked out". If you have HEAD
checked out, then BASE is the same as HEAD.

> The next thing which worries me, is that viewcvs uses 
> 'rcsdiff' and starting 'rcsdiff -r1.9 -r1.10 main.f' gives the error: 
>  rcsdiff: RCS/main.f,v: No such file or directory
> Maybe, that's the problem, because I don't have any 
> RCS-directory!?     
Um... can't help with that one, sorry; I'm not familiar with RCS.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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