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Re: [proposal] --targets command line option

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2002-02-28 18:47:25 CET

Peter Fox wrote:
> OK there is an issue in ci since this is where atomicity is required. As far
> as I can see this is the only place there would be an issue. I do wonder if
> many people would actually want to issue an ci command and provide a list of
> several hundred files. The commands most used this would surely be
> add/delete and setting properties. If you wished to modify a large number of
> files surely the easiest way would be to make the necessary changes and then
> issue a ci from the base of the repository.
> If you have cygwin on Win32 then you have xargs. Most PC developers
> (including myself) tend to abandon the command line pretty quickly, or they
> install cygwin.
> Didn't mean to start a serious debate on this. The proposed command --target
> has obvious uses, however the only place where it is needed over xargs is
> ci.

The other place where xargs won't work is when filenames have spaces in
them, which commonly happens when people check in Word or PDF documents.


Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/
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