David Fetter wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 03:31:40PM +1200, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> > David Fetter wrote:
> > >cvs diff works just great until you want to add or remove a file
> > >without write permissions to the CVS repository, i.e. when you've
> > >checked out as anonymous.
> > >
> > 
> > I usually saved an untouched version of the tree to compare against,
> > so something like:
> > 
> > $ cvs diff -Nacr pgsql.orig pgsql
> > 
> > gives a complete patch including added/deleted files. It is a bit
> > primitive, but is pretty easy to do!

Except that it also includes diffs for generated files, which tend to be
huge.  To work around that you need to create a list of files to
exclude, and the whole thing (which was cumbersome already) starts to
get unmanageable.

I do use the cvsup mirror myself which makes things so much easier and

Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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