[ILUG] CVS question
fergal at esatclear.ie
Wed Aug 15 12:49:12 IST 2001
cvs annotate will tell you the last time every line in a file changed.
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 12:37:22PM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> There must be a tool somewhere to do this, because it's something that
> every developer comes across.
> I'd a line of code that was vital to the working of a piece of software.
> It was added maybe 30 CVS revisions ago.
> Someone deleted it. Maybe me, in a fit of insanity. Is there any way I
> can find out when ? I could manually use tkcvs and run tkdiff on each
> version. This will take hours. So, something like "cvs grep" would be
> good, where I could grep for occurences of a word in all versions.
> Any ideas ?
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