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On 15 Jul 2004 16:04:09 +0200, Johan Holmberg <holmberg at iar.se> wrote: >One of the things I tried to point out, was that standard CVS *didn't* >behave that way. I have tried the following constallations of >clients/servers: As I said, check google - it does. They might have changed the behaviour in the last couple of months but the current cvsnt behaviour has been standard since at least 1999 and probably earlier. >I don't know if I understood all of that disscussion, but weren't they >talking about different branches, and the meaning of HEAD in that context ? >My example was very simple with all revisions on the mainline. > They are saying that specifying HEAD with diff will enable different behaviour to specifying HEAD in any other command. In particular it *will* select deleted files from the branch. See the output of the command in the thread - the error message you queried features and is one of the points under discussion. Tony