[p4] Need help in checking out files through command line. (OT Slightly)

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Thu Nov 27 19:17:54 PST 2008

There are several Perforce commands that don't require a client. It all 
depends on what you want to accomplish. For example, the 'tag' command 
lets you deal with tags without a client. Things like 'filelog', 
'changes', 'print' and others also don't require a client.

Branching isn't tag based and the branch has to be submitted in a 
changelist, so it requires a client. The use of a chagelist of of local 
files are the two factors that require a client.


Listman wrote:
> Yeah, I much prefer Subversion in this situation. You can interact 
> directly with the server and move things around, branch/tag etc. If 
> i'm not interested at that particular moment in seeing my changes 
> reflected in my working copy why do i need to setup up a client?
> On Nov 27, 2008, at 5:39 AM- Nov 27, 2008, Stephen Vance wrote:
>> If it's not under your client root, it's not under Perforce control and
>> you can't check it out.
>> Steve

Stephen Vance

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