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Re: Question - commiting modified file

From: Karl E. Jorgensen
Subject: Re: Question - commiting modified file
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 14:59:30 +0000
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On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:00:09AM -0800, Anjali Madhekar wrote:
> When I generate some files during the build, they appear as 'modified'
> in CVS. when I do a 'diff' the exit status is '0' indicating that the
> files are indentical.
> 1. Do they have 'modified' status due to the file creation time stamp?

(I'm not sure about this - grains of salt recommended):
Could be. Probably depends on what CVS client you are using.
Which CVS client are you using?

> 2. Out of 20-30 files that are generated, some may actually be
> different. So how do I checkin only those that changed? Is there some
> thing like a force checkin which allows me to checkin all files with the
> updated comment? (Though the file appears 'modified' CVS does not seem
> to commit it if it is actually an identical file, is this correct?)

I believe it is. But you can *force* a commit with 
    cvs commit -f ....

> 3. After doing a 'commit' on a file that appears modified but is
> identical, CVS does not check in that file. But the file continues to
> appear as 'modified'. How can I get it to show the status as current?

(grains of salt again): Sounds like your CVS client is looking at the
timestamp. Which client?

> Thanks,
> Anjali

Karl E. Jørgensen
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