[cvsnt] How to extract a the old version of a single file?

Siegfried Heintze siegfried at heintze.com
Wed Dec 29 23:17:27 GMT 2004

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I tried (as per the essential cvs book)


cvs update -r 1.3 -p


to retrieve a file in my emacs *compilation* buffer. This worked, but it
also retrieved all the other files in that directory! I tried


cvs update -r 1.3 convex.pl -p


but this did not work.


How do extract a previous version without retrieving all the other files?




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