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RE: jar files in cvs repository

From: Jesper Vad Kristensen
Subject: RE: jar files in cvs repository
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 08:39:18 +0100

David Bartmess wrote:

>Used in the cvswrappers file, the -m gives the mode of the 
>file to the cvs 
>admin command, setting the mode of the file to either COPY (do 
>not delta the 
>file, put a full version in every time) or to MERGE (put only 
>delta of file 
>changes into the repository)... 
>On Friday 18 February 2005 01:28 am, Jesper Vad Kristensen wrote:
>> Larry Jones wrote:
>> >It's better to do:
>> >
>> >    *.[Gg][Ii][Ff] -k 'b' -m 'COPY'
>> (Amazing what you can do in CVS!)
>> But why the -m 'COPY'?

That's very interesting. We're working with binary source code here and
have some performance issues when retrieving stuff from branches (due to
the backtracking or whatever it's called).

Would you - or anyone else here - happen to know if storing the whole
copy of the file each time speeds up retrieval in branches?


Jesper Vad Kristensen

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