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Re: cmd line ambiguity

From: Bruce Korb <bkorb_at_sco.COM>
Date: 2000-10-23 21:32:39 CEST

Jim Blandy wrote:
> When I taught CVS classes, I presented the CVS command-line syntax to
> folks this way:
>
> cvs GLOBALFLAGS COMMAND COMMANDFLAGS
>
> If I remember correctly, it wasn't an issue. So I'm not sure I find
> this issue compelling.

The problem with clipping response text is some context gets
lost. The issue is not so much the global flags before the
subcommand as, say, the meaning of ``-d'':

    -d Delete the given tag.
    -d Build directories, like checkout does.
    -d dir Export into dir instead of module name.
    -d CVS_root Overrides $CVSROOT as the root of the CVS tree.

We won't be doing that. :-)
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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