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From "Steve Cohen" <>
Subject RE: Best way to add file to CVS repository?
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2001 11:59:12 GMT

Thanks, I will give this a look.  Up to now, I've been bookmarking the
pages where the CVS commands are given - two different pages, of course,
and then cutting and pasting.  This looks like an improvement.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Jeff Turner
Sent:	Thu 12/27/2001 12:38 AM
To:	Ant Developers List
Subject:	Re: Best way to add file to CVS repository?
On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 08:36:15PM -0600, Steve Cohen wrote:
> What is the best way for someone not a committer to submit a totally
> file for the ant CVS repository?  Last time I did this, I just sent it
> an an attachment with the bug report I'd submitted.  
> However, this seems like a kludgey way to go about it.  Ideally, it
> seems to me, a new file should fit into the CVS patch file the way
> anything else does.  But of course, since you haven't checked it out,
> CVS knows nothing about it and cvs diff won't work.  Is there a way to
> get this into the patches file?  Or is sending it as a separate
> attachment the only way?

One way is to:

a) get the cvsutils scripts from
   Worth getting anyway. I don't know what I'd do without 'cvsco' :)

b) Do a 'cvsdo add <file>', which modifies CVS/Entries to mark the file
as new (without contacting the server).

c) Generate the diff with 'cvs -RuN' (Recursion, unified, New files).
'man diff' says:

     In directory comparison, if a file is found in only one directory,
     treat it as present but empty in the other directory.

I can add this to the task guidelines if it's not deemed to hackish :)


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