more on ch 3

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sun Aug 7 07:51:50 CDT 2005

On Sat, 6 Aug 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Aug 5, 2005, at 7:38 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >    CVS Users:  Hold That Update!
> >
> > - OK, maybe i just never figured this out but i've never used "cvs
> >  update" to see what changes i made to my WC.  how would that show
> >  me my changes?  wouldn't that just update my WC?  personally, i'd
> >  run "cvs diff".  i'm confused by the contents of that box.

> I think you're in a minority here.  Every CVS user I've met
> habitually runs 'cvs up' to see a list of M's next to filenames.
> They're not always interested in reviewing the changes in detail (a
> la 'cvs diff'), but rather, they just want to see a list of changed
> files.

then i'm just plain confused since i thought we were talking about
just *seeing* the changes in the repository, rather than actually
pulling down all the updates.


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