[Python-Dev] RELEASED: Python 2.2.1

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd@acm.org
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:43:44 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I really think CVS should be fixed.  It's not really a case of moving
> > a tag, it's more a case of adding files to a tag.
> No, you should be able to recreate the tarball by using the tag.  Too
> bad that you can't exactly recreate the binaries -- a binary is what
> it is, and rarely duplicatable 100%.
> > [0] and WTF does cvs not pick up new directories by default?  How is
> >     that a good idea?
> Who knows.  For years, I've got this in my .profile:
> alias sup='cvs -z3 -q update -d -P'
> It's the -d -P part that does it.

Instead you could have a file .cvsrc in your home directory with the following

cvs -z3
update -dP

This will use -z3 compression on all CVS commands (not just update, but also
checkout, diff and commit).  Also it will work for any which way you invoke
CVS, not just when you do it from a shell.