[cvsnt] Problem with CVS LOGIN

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Jul 8 15:23:59 BST 2003

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On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 16:00:00 +0200, thierry.vermeersch at nl.abb.com wrote:

>I'm going to try to find some info on the protocol, but in the meanwhile,
>what is the "username:password syntax"? I cannot seem to find any reference
>to this syntax?

Try 'cvs info pserver' - it'll give you the syntax of the cvsroot for pserver.
Basically you can specify the username and password at the same time - it does
mean that the password is stored in plaintext in the script, though, so you
have to worry about security.

>By the way, thanks for your help last week on TAGS. The "Open Source
>Development with CVS"
>did noy describe the parameters as STDIN, hence the trouble. Thanks again.
That describes Unix CVS, which has a few differences...  one of them is how
the info files are handled.


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