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Re: Off topic: help with CVS, please!

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Off topic: help with CVS, please!
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:48:53 -0500
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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?

I can never remember where/how `checkout' can be used when working
inside a tree and what it really does, but AFAIK everytime it does
something useful within a tree, the same result can be obtained with
`update' instead.
This is no exception: "cvs update -p -rREV FILE >TEMPFILE".


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