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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory
Date: 24 Sep 2003 19:36:09 -0700

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 11:46, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003, at 10:00 US/Pacific, Robert Anderson wrote:
> > This really needs to be in the tutorial, as I think it may be the #1
> > FAQ.
> >
> > In general 'tla inventory' replaces 'find' as your tool for working 
> > with
> > your source trees.
> >
> > tla inventory is a special-purpose find for your source tree.  Think of
> > it as a "find" with a whole bunch of rules particular to your source
> > tree, defined by you as your naming conventions.
>       I couldn't figure out how to make ``tla inventory'' give me a list of 
> all files and directories that did not have tags but I wanted to have 
> tags (i.e. during initial import).  Specifically, it would not do so 
> and recurse.  I'm sure I tried every variety of options.

If I understand you - it doesn't have to.  You can redundantly 'add'
with no ill effects.  Is that what you meant?

> > It becomes a lot more important as visual tree-root cue when you start
> > working with configurations.
>       Well, on one hand, I don't believe the visual cue is important, but on 
> the other hand, it's inconsistent.  This is my point:
> dustin2wti:/tmp/temp/manual 585% ls -l "{arch}"
> ls: {arch}: No such file or directory
> dustin2wti:/tmp/temp/manual 586% tla tree-version
> address@hidden/temp--temp--0.1
>       There's no visual cue, but the directory is handled by arch.

Umm... huh?  tla tree-root will tell you if you're in a tree or not, if
that's what you mean.

The {arch} dirs mark the _roots_ of the trees.


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