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Wednesday September 29, 2004
11:48 PM

I shoulda had a V8

[ #21117 ]

From the "Why haven't I thought of this before" files

cvs update 2>&1 | perl -ne 's/^\?\s+// and print' | xargs cvs add

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  • For most cvs modules I have (C with autoconf and automake temporary files, Perl with blib and pm_to_blib files, TeX with temporary files) that line is too risky, unless you create first a .cvsignore file.
    • Well, you should look at the cvs status first. I don't do it without knowing what it is going to do first: it just saves me a lot of typing or cutting-and-pasting. :)

      And why aren't you using .cvsignore? Hmmmm? Put files like blib and pm_to_blib in the global ignore file!
      • Global ignore file? Is there such a thing?
        • There are plenty of way to define the CVS ignores also globally.

          This variable is appended last to the ignore list during a command. The list is built up in this order: CVSROOT/cvsignore, the .cvsignore file in your home directory, the $CVSIGNORE variable, any -I command option, and finally the contents of .cvsignore files in the working copy used as CVS works in each directory. A ! as the ignore specification at any point nullifies the entire ignore list built up to that point.

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