[Cvsnt] UNC drive name mappings?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Sun Feb 10 13:59:38 GMT 2002

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aw_asdf.spam at me.not.yahoo.com wrote:

> Having just installed a repo on an NT server machine, I am
> now setting up some remote clients to talk to it.  I have
> found something a bit odd.
> My repo is on the NT box (accessed through pserver mode,
> cvsnt 1.11.2), in the directory "c:\cvshome"
> On the Windows boxen, I can access it through the CVSROOT
>     :pserver:user at machine:c:\cvshome
> or
>     :pserver:user at machine://c/cvshome

The second form shouldn't work (it sounds like a cygwin path?).

> But on any UNIX clients, I can only see it as
>     :pserver:user at machine:/c//cvshome
> which doesn't fly on the NT boxen.

That will work on the NT boxes too.

> My question is, .'. -- where are the two slashes _supposed_
> to be in UNC names?  Anyone know?  Where should I be looking
> (in the code) to clean this up?

It's not a UNC path, it's a special way of specifying the drive
letter because the unix client can't use ':' in pathnames.


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