[darcs-users] Re: A couple of pre-newbie questions

Albert Reiner areiner at tph.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Mar 6 14:48:45 UTC 2005

[Tommy Pettersson <ptp at lysator.liu.se>, Sun, 6 Mar 2005 00:20:29 +0100]:
[context / inventory:]

Thanks for the definitions / clarifications.  (Should those be added
to the documentation or the wiki?)

> Anyhow, if the context file is for a subrepo (a release of
> some kind) 'darcs get' can use it to rebuild the repo from
> the master repo, which contains all the necessary patches.

In that case the context would correspond to a tag, wouldn't it?

> > - Is it correct that that method would create additional records
> >   (i. e. I would have to record the current state of affairs before
>                     Most people recommend to use other tools
> for file tree syncing in these cases.  Maybe that is best
> for floppies too.

I see.  Can one simply tar the directory up and untar it somewhere
else, or are there things like the inode signatures that make problems
with Tla?  On a related note, are there problems with using Darcs over

Thanks again,


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