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Re: alt-duplicate in ztw

Posted By: Ken Meece <>
Date: Thursday, 2 July 1998, at 7:28 a.m.

In Response To: Re: alt-duplicate in ztw (Mathias Winkler)

> Although, I think, that's a task you perfectly can do already
> with the XTreeGold functions, just set your filespecs accordingly,
> log to the subdirs you need, and then, on the parent directory,
> hit CTRL-F7 "Tag branch".
> This will tag just all logged and matching files under the
> current branch.
> And then you may invoke the Branch view by hitting 'B' on the
> parent dir, and use the ALT-copy/move command to copy/move all *tagged*
> files (those matching your selection)!

> IMHO one of this two methods now should fit any needs of copying
> a complete branch or just particular files in branches on the other
> hand.

These do not accomplish one major aspect of "duplicating" (as opposed to "copying") which is to DELETE FROM THE TARGET any files that are not on (or are no longer on, having been deleted from) the source. This is the final step in truly DUPLICATING the source to the target. This automated function saves steps that are available in ZTW, which involve logging both directories, global view, select unique, then go to target and delete any files selected (they are unique because the corresponding files on the source is not or is no longer there). Without this automated function, the alt-duplicate command does not really "DUPLICATE" the source to the target, but just updates the target with any new or updated files.

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