[p4] Doubt with exclusion principle...

Robert Cowham robert at vaccaperna.co.uk
Fri Nov 24 04:04:30 PST 2006


See:

http://maillist.perforce.com/pipermail/perforce-user/2006-July/019040.html

Robert

On 24/11/2006, "Sushree Tripathy" <sushreetripathy at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hi All,
>
>I have tried to explain a situation below...
>
>I have a client sushree_ws
>view : //depot/... sushree_ws/...
>       -//depot/rel1/... //sushree_ws/...
>       -//depot/main/... //sushree_ws/...
>
>I have a branch spec rel2
>view : //depot/... //depot/rel2/...
>       -//depot/main/... //depot/rel2/...
>       -//depot/rel1/... //depot/rel2/...
>
>I have files at depot level.
>//depot/a.c
>//depot/b.c
>//depot/c.c
>
>Using the above client spec if i try and sync it says
>File(s) not in client view.
>
>Then I changed the client spec to
>view : //depot/... sushree_ws/...
>I got all the files from main and rel1 to the
>workspace
>
>Now if I follow a branch using the above branch spec I
>get all the files from main and rel1 branched to
>//depot/rel2/...
>
>Queries:
>Why is Perforce including main and rel1 evenif we have
>excluded it?
>
>How/Where the exclusion principle(- sign) works?
>
>I could branch the files at depot level to rel2 using
>the file specification but I want to know in depth
>obout the use of the exclusion principle, I mean the
>underlying concept...
>
>Please share your expertise...
>
>-Sushree.
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