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Export files by specific revision number

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Export files by specific revision number
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 09:30:15 +0200
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is it possible to export a specific file by a revision number? That is,
I want to get that file, but no CVS/ subdirectory and the like.

What I found so far:

1. cvs export -r :TAG: :FILE:
2. cvs co -p -r :REVISION: :FILE: > :WHERE:

Both have disadvantages. "cvs export" does not allow to specify a
revision, this HAS to be a tag. "cvs co" utilizes stdout, which is not
allowed here (due to some bad (?) "policy").

Is there any other option to achieve what I want (other than checking
the file out and deleting the CVS/ directory afterwards)?


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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