[cvsnt] Re: option -r with cvs export and cvs checkout

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Jan 27 22:21:19 GMT 2004

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Tri Le wrote:

> Hi,
> Can someone explain why the option -r behaves differently in cvs checkout
> and export? For example:
> cvs checkout -r 1.15 (WORK)
> cvs export -r 1.15 (NO)

...because it makes no sense, and back in the mists of time (pre CVSNT) 
it was decided that it was such a bad idea it should be disabled.

Except immediately after an import, there's almost no situation where 
all the files have the same revision number anyway, so you wouldn't get 
a sane collection of files - plus with no CVS/ directories you couldn't 
even rectify the situation.


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