AW: [cvsnt] problem with update -d

Philip Lawatsch philip at
Sun Jun 8 18:06:04 BST 2003

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> > If I then do a cvs update -P -d quite a lot of files (files
> I got with
> > the initial co all) get checked out again, even though I have the
> > correct revisions
> > 
> -d doesn't affect the files that are checked out - it just
> allows you to checkout directories that aren't already in 
> your repository.  Presumably something changed between the 
> updates (perhaps someone checked in new revisions?).

Thats what I supposed, but its not what happens:

when i do this -d with a special module: eg

cvs update -P -d Modules/Something

nothing gets checked out

If I do a cvs update -P -d in the root of the sandbox a lot of stuff in
Modules/Something gets checked out

If I do it again, then the whole stuff (the same files) is checked out
again and again ...

I'd really like to know whats going on

with kind regards Philip

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