[cvsnt] Re: rcsdiff -q

Matthew Heaney mheaney at on2.com
Wed Oct 13 16:06:55 BST 2004

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"Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nodomain.org> wrote in message
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> >
> I'm guessing emacs would be hard to change for the differences between
> the RCS diff and CVSNT diff, so probably isn't worth it (and it would
> want to write, since it's an editor, and there are is no wrapper for ci).

What I did was rename cvsnt/rcsdiff and cvsnt/co (since emacs vc doesn't use
those when CVS is the backend), and now all is well.  When vc is using the
RCS backend, it finds the right binaries, and so RCS is now working.

> Doesn't emacs have a cvs mode?  That would work better.

Yes, there's a mode that's CVS-specific, but I only use that in conjunction
with vc mode.  (vc mode is general enough to act as a frontend for any
config mgmt system.)

Another possibility is to make a "backend" that uses CVSNT locally, allowing
you to switch between local CVS and remote CVS.  I haven't tried that, so I
don't know whether it's possible.  (I don't even have the CVSNT service
installed.  I use CVSNT strictly for updating an open source project I
maintain tigris.org.)

However, RCS meets my needs for local config mgmt, when I'm away from a
network.  As we discussed, I'm often working on my laptop in a car or on a
plane, and I need to keep track of intermediate source changes.

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