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CVS update vs SVN update

From: Karl Auer <kauer_at_biplane.com.au>
Date: 2006-01-22 14:33:17 CET

This is probably a really silly question, but why exactly does the SVN book tell ex-CVS users not to use update to see their changes?

In Chapter Three, in the section "Basic work cycle", subsection "Examine your changes", there is a sidebar that says "You'll have to break the habit of using the update command to see what local modifications you've made".

It seems to me that update does pretty much the same thing in both CVS and SVN - integrates HEAD (or some specified version) into the working directory.

Or does the book just mean that since you can do it without involving the repository, you should? It's a pretty emphatic statement if that's the only reason...

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer@biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)
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