[cvsnt] Setting up client and server using winCVS and CVSNT

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Wed May 28 11:50:22 BST 2003

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> Here is the scenario. This may seem dumb but need your insight. I have a
> file which is checked out(r1.1) and I made modifications to it. I once
> imported(r1.2) the file and someone made more modifications to it(r1.3).

Watch your terminology. You probably meant "committed" instead of
"imported". This is quite different.

> After a while, we wanted to go back to the earliest edition of the
> file(r1.1). How do I retrieve the file.

This is what the Update command is used for. On WinCvs' Update dialog, enter
the revision number you want into the "Retrieve rev./tag/branch" box on the
"Update options" tab. Alternatively you could do the same from the Graph
view's context menu by choosing "Tag to selected (sticky)".

> Thanks a lot. I got it working. But now, where does it store the different
> versions?

Well, in the repository... where else? ;)
[It's "revisons" though. "Versions" is a term that's not really used a lot
in the CVS world because of its potential ambiguity.]

> Using wincvs, how can I go back to a previous version?

See above.

> Can I see
> the revision history?

Yes, use the Log command or alternatively the Graph view which visualizes
the output of the Log command (but only for a single file).

Hope this helps.

In everybody's best interest, please do not post or CC technical questions
me in private unless they are specifically about a macro/product of mine
that is NOT already bundled with WinCvs.
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