[cvsnt] newbie branch/merge question

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Thu Aug 17 02:08:56 BST 2006

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Nick Duane wrote:

> I was hoping that WinCVS would then show me what files had been deleted
> and what files had been changed.  I guess it would also show me which
> files were new.  

WinCvs shows files that don't exist anymore as "missing", files that are
new as "unknown" and files that have a different date as "modified".

> Unfortunately WinCVS pretty much showed all files as having been
> modified.  

That's because the date is different from the original file.

> I noticed that for the files that were not actually changed (but showed
> as changed in WinCVS) after running cvs status on that file from a
> command window the file would no longer be shown as modified in WinCVS. 

cvsnt updates the date that is stored in the metadata when you run a
status, and AFAIK also when you run an update, if the content is not

> I realize this is not a WinCVS support newsgroup, but if anyone knows why
> this is happening and a way around it I would appreciate it. 

I would do it this way:
- Copy the files.
- Add all "unknown" files.
- Remove all "missing" files.
- Update (or status) all (or all "modified") files.


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