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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
automatically.

> 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?
>

Yes.

> 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.

Regards,
Malcolm

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