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I've found a workaround for this, and that is to use the long option --brief instead of -q. It works fine for what I want... -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Tony Hoyle Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 5:12 AM To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org Subject: [cvsnt] Re: cvs diff options bug Tony Hoyle wrote: > There is no 'diff -q' in CVS. > > FYI - from the source: -------------------------------- In the case of -z and -q, "cvs diff" did not accept them even back when we called rcsdiff (at least, it hasn't accepted them recently). In comparing rcsdiff to the new CVS implementation, I noticed that the following rcsdiff flags are not handled by CVS diff: -y: perform diff even when the requested revisions are the same revision number -q: run quietly -T: preserve modification time on the RCS file -z: specify timezone for use in file labels I think these are not really relevant. -y is undocumented even in RCS 5.7, and seems like a minor change at best. According to RCS documentation, -T only applies when a RCS file has been modified because of lock changes; doesn't CVS sidestep RCS's entire lock structure? -z seems to be unsupported by CVS diff, and has a different meaning as a global option anyway. (Adding it could be a feature, but if it is left out for now, it should not break anything.) For the purposes of producing output, CVS diff appears mostly to ignore -q. Maybe this should be fixed, but I think it's a larger issue than the changes included here. ---------------------------------- Basically with -q the answer seems to be that there's no point because it doesn't actually do anything. --brief works (and is AFAIK the same option) although there's a comment that its output is 'silly' - make of that what you will. Tony _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook