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Re: bin/42961: cvs near-silently throws away local mods

The following reply was made to PR bin/42961; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/42961: cvs near-silently throws away local mods
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:02:22 +0000

 On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 09:40:05PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
  >  | Worse, in a large update most likely the message would go by without
  >  | anyone noticing it; I tend to grep update logs for '^[CM]' and some
  >  | people just do find . -name '*.rej' to see if anything failed.
  >  The original file is kept in .#<filename>:<revision>. CVS does this
  >  (I think) when it determines that the file does not match the original
  >  at all.
 It didn't this time.
 My changes aren't lost, but only because of pre-existing .#* files
 from earlier merges.
 What worries me is how many times this may have happened without me
 noticing at all, and how many changes may have been lost entirely...
 David A. Holland

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