[cvsnt] Get list of modified/added/deleted files

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-cvsnt at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Sep 11 21:26:39 BST 2006

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At Sunday 3/9/2006 02:44, Bo Berglund wrote:

> >cvs diff -N *might* work but:
> >- it requires an up-to-date sandbox (rdiff above does not)
> >- it has a bug (recently posted) when there are new files not yet commited
> >(and rdiff does not have -N)
>A file that has been added but not yet committed does not really exist
>in CVS....
>Commit is the command that actually adds it tto the repository and
>makes it available to other users and to other cvs commands.

The bug in "cvs diff -N" does not only appear when a new file is 
added but yet uncommited; it does not work either, when the file 
where not present at the time the previous tag was applied.
That is:
  - create a file, add, commit, tag with V_1
  - create another file, add, commit
  - try to list differences between current state and V_1:

 >cvs -q diff -N -rV_1
Index: goodbye.txt
RCS file: goodbye.txt
diff -N goodbye.txt
cvs [diff aborted]: Cannot use reserved filename 'nul' on NT based machines

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 

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