Question: How does the get command work?

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode


Use the get command to synchronize the files on your machine with the files on the Team Foundation Server. When you perform a get operation, Visual Studio performs the following steps. Note that the following sequence assumes that you have installed TFS proxy in order to boost performance:
  1. The server determines which files are out of date based on the fact that it knows which versions are on your disk.
  2. The server then tells the client what it needs to do to update its workspace.
  3. The client downloads, moves, and deletes files as necessary and then notifies the server of which operations it accomplished.

A get operation does not mark any files for editing and by default will not overwrite any files you have checked out for editing.

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Last edited Jul 18, 2007 at 10:53 PM by jtaylorsi, version 9


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