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On 15 Jul 2004 12:30:13 +0200, Johan Holmberg <holmberg at iar.se> wrote: > >Hi ! > >I think CVSNT behaves strange with respect to files removed from Cvs >when I issue the command: > > $ cvs diff -rHEAD > cvs server: Diffing . >** cvs server: foo.txt no longer exists, no comparison available > > >I wonder why the line marked ** appears? A quick google shows this to be documented behaviour for standard CVS going back a long way... it seems to be correct to me. > It seems to me, like the CVSNT server can't make up its mind whether > the file should be considered to exist or not. On the contrary, it's telling you precisely what it knows to be true, that foo.txt has been deleted. Apparently HEAD has a different meaning for diff.. it's not something I've looked at though so I'm not sure why. For some discussion about this see http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3936C0BC.7A48A43D%40teloseng.com It's not something I'm likely to change without a good reason, as there are going to be frontend that rely on the anomalous behaviour. Tony