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Re: cmd line stuff (was: CVS update: ...)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-10-23 19:46:33 CEST

Jim Blandy <jimb@savonarola.red-bean.com> writes:
> 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.

Most people have an easy time understanding the difference,
intellectually. But a lot of people forget or don't pay attention to
the difference when they are actually tasking with CVS. Heck, I still
have trouble remembering whether -q is global or command-specific
sometimes... And with some options, such as -f, you don't want to mix
them up, because you can get wrong results (see commit -f).

I used "tasking", someone please defenestrate me now.

-K
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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