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RE: Clearing the stick option???

From: Christopher.Fouts
Subject: RE: Clearing the stick option???
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 16:12:56 -0400

Now you understand why the help file did NOT help
me! :) Thanks.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim.Hyslop [mailto:address@hidden 
>Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:10 PM
>To: Fouts Christopher (IFNA MP DC)
>Cc: address@hidden
>Subject: RE: Clearing the stick option???
>Christopher Fouts wrote:
>> cvs -H admin says, for -k,
>> -k subst   Set keyword substitution mode:
>>   kv   (Default) Substitute keyword and value.
>> How does one associate "sticky option" with
>> keyword and value, for example? Are these
>> words synonymous in the CVS world?
>Not quite. The sticky option usually displays the keyword 
>substitution mode set in the file, but that can be overridden 
>on checkout and update.
>Normally, when you check out a file CVS automatically sets the 
>"sticky option" to the -k value stored in the repository file 
>(and, as you know, this value is set by using the -k option to 
>'cvs add' and 'cvs admin').
>Occasionally, you want to suppress keyword expansion. For 
>example, when merging a file you frequently get conflicts from 
>many of the keywords ($Id$, $Author$, etc.). So, you can tell 
>CVS to suppress keyword expansion when
>cvs -kk update -j revX -j revY
>The -k option is sticky, so a subsequent 'cvs stat' on the 
>file will show "sticky option: -kk"
>Clear as mud now? :=)
>Jim Hyslop
>Senior Software Designer
>Leitch Technology International Inc. ( ) 
>Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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