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Re: how can I see what changes a cvs update would merge

From: Robert P. J. Day
Subject: Re: how can I see what changes a cvs update would merge
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 05:39:14 -0500 (EST)

On 28 Nov 2003, Urs Thuermann wrote:

> How can I see the changes that a call to cvs update would do to the
> working copy of my files, without actually applying the changes?

this resembles something i (as a newbie) have been thinking about recently
-- what are all the ways i can just *query* with regards to a CVS
repository?  it's this querying that seems to get such short shrift in the
CVS documentation i've seen.

certainly, there's variations like:

  $ cvs log ...
  $ dvs diff ...
  $ cvs co -c

and so on.  i think it would be immensely useful for beginners like me to
have a reference list/cheat sheet of all of these kinds of options since,
in a big way, beginners have a real fear of committing or updating when
they don't know what's about to happen.

so all the different ways to query an existing repository would be a good 


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