[cvsnt] Comparing your sandbox to the archive

Andreas Tscharner andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
Tue Sep 19 06:40:48 BST 2006

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David Best wrote:
> We are looking for a way to compare our sandboxes to the existing
> archive.


> We are using Tortoise 1.8.25 and CVSNT 2.5.02

There are two ways:

1) Make a
cvs -n -q update -d -P
on your top level directory. This command just shows you, what an update 
WOULD DO, but does nothing actually. In Tortoise this command is 
labelled "simulate update"

2) Try
cvs -q diff -u
on your top level directory. It shows you all the differences of all 
files in the unix diff file style. Tortoise calls this "CVS Diff...", 
but it provides this command only on a modified file, not on a directory

Best regards
Andreas Tscharner                          andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
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