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Re: Checking out Previous Revision of File Error

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Checking out Previous Revision of File Error
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 07:56:45 -0500
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Huber, Robert wrote:
I need to get an older revision of a particular shell script and issue
the command "cvs checkout -d ./tmp -r 1.1" and get the message
"cvs checkout: cannot find module `' - ignored".

Since I'm working on revision 1.3 I'm reasonably certain that revision
1.1 exists. What am I doing wrong.


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Because the email arrived was sent to a list that redistributes to many folks, and it seems to be related to the mailing list, I will attempt to answer instead of deleting, i.e., please disclaim the lame legal disclaimer when sending to mailing lists, if you can't sell the legal department a clue.

The answer as best I can guess from the info you give is that you need to specify the full path to the file [relative to the repository root], i.e., if the file is in
you would need to:
cvs checkout -d ./tmp -r1.1 dir1/dir2/

Note: according to the manual it should not matter, but over time I have found that I get more consistent results when specifying a revision to CVS/RCS if I DO NOT put a space between the -r and the revision/tag, don't know why and not sure if it is consistent [it may be more of an RCS thing, but I KNOW CVS works correctly when I put them together].

also to be sure 1.1 exists issue
cvs rlog dir1/dir2/ |less

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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