cvs checkout ./. csup

Christian Weisgerber naddy at
Sat Nov 19 16:40:26 UTC 2011

Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

> Efficiency, basically.  csup should require less bandwidth and put less
> load on servers than using cvs directly.  It works like rsync,

Actually, csup is much more efficient than rsync because it can
cache the meta information and so doesn't have to perform a stat()
on each file.  That doesn't matter so much on the client (compare
plain csup vs. csup -s), but it is quite significant on the server.

And anon cvs is just an enormous hog on the server side.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at

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