Questions about CVS and submitting patches

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue Jan 25 08:18:17 PST 2005

On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 03:26:18PM +0000, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> I committed changes to my local repo but I forgot to generate the diffs
> first.  Since all the files have different versions, is there a simple way
> to generate diffs for all 4 files between the current version and the one
> before?

Nope. But you can use date based diffs instead of revisions.

> Also, why does CVS add a bunch of lines in the editor for commit comments
> that start with CVS but then are deleted anyway?

To tell you which files changed. Which is quite handy to find out if you
really want to commit the change to file foobar if you have a tree with
lots of different modifications.


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