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Re: Perforce comparison

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-10-02 12:28:53 CEST

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 12:24:49PM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> How does Perforce handle situations like the following?
> 1. Applying a patch. Does it have a special command that runs p4
> edit for each file the patch modifies?

Perforce doesn't handle that. You either need to 'p4 edit' by hand and
then patch(1), or, more typically, use a tool that does both

> 2. Similar to #1, but you copy entire files over the top of existing.
> I love how SVN just handles this.

Again, 'p4 edit' and copy.

> 3. Running a script or command line that modifies files. Do you have
> to work p4 edit into this process for each file you want to touch?


> I am assuming it does not get in the way of any of these fairly common
> operations. I just do not understand how it does not get in the way.

It gets in the way. However, if you are working in an IDE (Eclipse,
say), the IDE integration can make it get out of the way again.


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