Subject: Re: chicken/egg thing worked out (maybe?)
To: None <>
From: Brian C. Grayson <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/1997 15:19:31
Mike Long wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:19:08 -0400 (EDT)
> >From: (Andrew Brown)
> >
> >what are the lines tagged with "?" for?
> Those are files that CVS finds in the checkout area but has been told
> to ignore, IIRC.

  Actually, files ignored via .cvsignore or -I etc. never show
up at all.  The '?' means `this is a file that I know nothing about.'
For my CVS-based projects, files marked with '?' usually are an
editor swap file, and on -current it was the CTM status files. 
Of course, a new source file that hasn't been cvs-add'd to the
repository will show up as '?' also!

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