On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 12:51:19AM +0100, Jeremie Le Hen wrote: > Hi list, > > (Please Cc: my in your replies.) > > I am looking for a way to achieve what I would intuitively write: > cvs diff -r RELENG_6 -D <date1> -D <date2> > > Some people would point me to the info-cvs mailing-list for this > question doesn't seem to be related to FreeBSD. Nonetheless FreeBSD 6 > has cvs 1.11.17-FreeBSD and I am pretty sure that cvs guys would to me > to use a newer version of cvs: this is indeed a FAQ . Starting at > version 1.12.12, cvs can handle the following syntax: > cvs diff -r <tag>:<date> -r <tag>:<date> > >  > http://ximbiot.com/cvs/wiki/index.php?title=CVS_FAQ#How_do_I_get_a_date_based_diff_on_a_branch.3F > > The proposed workaround works but it implies to have write access to > the repository. Moreover tagging the whole src/ tree is a bit overkill > for such a task. > > I've read somewhere it is possible to use "cvs diff -j <date>:<tag>", > but I wasn't able to confirm this.
Why did you not just try it? Yes it works fine, the syntax being cvs diff -j <tag1>:<date1> -j <tag2>:<date2> [files] It is even documented in the cvs(1) manpage. (This might be a FreeBSD specific extension to CVS and thus not appear in the documentation for the "official" CVS releases. Not sure about that.) > > Any clue or pointers are welcome. > > Thank you. > Best regards, > > > PS: In the meantime, one can use "cvs update -r <branch> -D <date>" but > "cvs status" reveals only a sticky tag. The sticky date is lost, > probably because the CVS/Entries file can handle either flag "T<tag>" > or "D<date>" and not both together. Does any one know how to > workaround this, or if it has been addressed in later version of cvs ? -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"