# [cvsnt] checkout -d foo\bar does not create subdir bar?

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Tue Jul 20 22:57:04 BST 2004

>>>>"Terence Wilson" <tez at latte.com> 7/20/2004 11:55:37 AM >>>
>
> We just switched from cvs to CVSNT so I am starting to notice
> differences.
> We use the construction "checkout -d foo\bar" in our build scripts
> where foo
> already exists, I would expect CVSNT to create the subdir bar but it
> fails.

I see what you mean.  I think it used to work in CVSNT, not sure when it
stopped working since I don't use that regularly.  You might want to
file a bug report on that.  I don't think this would have been
purposefully restricted when the arbitrary path checkout was disabled,
but I can see how it could have been disabled along with it (but I could
be wrong).

> The workaround is trivial but I am wondering if there is a specific
> reason
> why it is disallowed.

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Glen Starrett