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Re: Off topic: help with CVS, please!

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Off topic: help with CVS, please!
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:09:11 +0000
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Hi, Tom!

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 02:02:51PM -0700, Tom Tromey wrote:
> >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan> I tried deleting cc-langs.el and
> Alan>     # cvs update -r5.286 cc-langs.el

> This will check out the revision but also make a sticky tag.
> Copy cc-langs.el somewhere safe, then "cvs update -A".
> Then copy it back.

Done that.  It worked!

> Alan> There doesn't seem to be a nice
> Alan> simple command like
> Alan>     # cvs get -r5.286 cc-langs.el > /path/to/temp_file.el

> You can use "cvs co -p" for this.

Does cvs checkout work on a single file?

> You can also do a reverse merge on a pristine tree:

>    cvs update -j5.288 -j5.286 cc-langs.el

Did that.  It worked, too!

> ... or make a reverse patch that way and apply it.

Many thanks!  I've now got things consistent again.

> Tom

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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