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From: Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 12:07:56 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0102281156370.6771-100000@shell.one.net>
Based on Terje's earlier comments, I've discovered that I can at least
mirror the validator code to the shell account of my ISP; if I make
changes on my Windows box, I can move the changes to my personal space on
my shell account and run CVS commands there.

For future reference, my question is, is the output from 'cvs diff' useful
for contributing patches?  I've tried using rdiff to make a patch file,
but rdiff seems to only work against what files are actually in the
repository? (As I've said in the past, bear with me on my UNIX skills...)

I thought adding the 'l' switch to something like:

cvs rdiff -l -r 1.78 -r check validator/httpd/cgi-bin/check

would generate the patch against my local copy of check, but I get back a
'cvs [server aborted]: no such tag check' error.  Am I missing something
here?  Or is it simply not permitted to generate a patch file?  Or am I
just clueless?  Honesty is appreciated...

Brian Gilkison
gilkison@one.net
Received on Wednesday, 28 February 2001 12:08:10 GMT

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