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Re: update and obtaining branches

From: Andy
Subject: Re: update and obtaining branches
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:17:49 -0700 (PDT)
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Your sandbox is just a plain folder.  Its the hidden CVS folder in the
root directory of your sandbox that contains information as to what
was checked out, and where things have to be checked back in that CVS
reads to figure out what to do when you commit.

Deleting this hidden CVS folder effectively detatches everything in
your sandbox from CVS control.  Doing another checkout on a branch in
the same sandbox will recreate the CVS folder, and the files that are
checked out will overwrite any existing files.

But, this is what you would end up doing if you just created a second
sandbox on your workstation for the branch copy.  Using a another
sandbox for the branch keeps things clean, and you can be sure about
what the contents of the new sandbox are.

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