(pcl-cvs.info)Updating the directory

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Updating the directory

`M-x cvs-update'
     Run a `cvs update' command.  You will be asked for the directory in
     which the `cvs update' will be run.  The output will be parsed by
     pcl-cvs, and the result printed in the `*cvs*' buffer (see *note
     Buffer contents::. for a description of the contents).

     By default, `cvs-update' will descend recursively into
     subdirectories.  You can avoid that behavior by giving a prefix
     argument to it (e.g., by typing `C-u M-x cvs-update RET').

     All other commands in pcl-cvs requires that you have a `*cvs*'
     buffer.  This is the command that you use to get one.

     CVS uses lock files in the repository to ensure the integrity of
     the data files in the repository.  They might be left behind i.e.
     if a workstation crashes in the middle of a CVS operation.  CVS
     outputs a message when it is waiting for a lock file to go away.
     Pcl-cvs will show the same message in the *cvs* buffer, together
     with instructions for deleting the lock files.  You should
     normally not have to delete them manually -- just wait a little
     while and the problem should fix itself.  But if the lock files
     doesn't disappear you can delete them with `M-x cvs-delete-lock

     This will run `cvs update' again.  It will always use the same
     buffer that was used with the previous `cvs update'.  Give a prefix
     argument to avoid descending into subdirectories.  This runs the
     command `cvs-mode-update-no-prompt'.

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