Erik, thank you for you answer.
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 01:06:12AM +0100, Erik Trulsson wrote: > 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.) Now I recall where I saw the -j trick, in the manpage ! I now recall too that I tried it but it didn't work. Maybe I'm misusing it, I don't know the -j flag very well. For instance, I expected the following command to issue this diff .  http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/usr.bin/systat/vmstat.c.diff?r1=220.127.116.11&r2=18.104.22.168 If I use the following commands: % cvs co -r RELENG_6 src/usr.bin/systat % cd src/usr.bin/systat % cvs diff -u -jRELENG_6:2007.01.01.00.00 -jRELENG_6:2007.01.06.00.00.00 vmstat.c I don't have this diff at all. Regards, -- Jeremie Le Hen < jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"