[cvsnt] Re: Starting out with CVS,

WestSide xpurplekushx at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 30 19:58:04 BST 2004

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That last point, # 3 is what I needed...

The export option....  where is that found?

Do I do that from Tortiose?

thanks for the help..

"Luigi D. Sandon" <cp at sandon.it> wrote in message
news:cm0l7c$4bm$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> > I am confused on how the dir c:\cvsrepo relates to my web site files
> > are in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite
> c:\cvsrepo is the repository. Think it as a "database" were all changes to
> file are recorded. The repository *can't* and *must not* used for anything
> but to store the files and their histories. Files are recorded in RCS
> (which stores all file changes, not only the file)  and usually can't be
> used as they are.
> Usually, the way to use CVS is:
> 1) File are imported and stored in the repository (import).
> 2) Files are "checked out" locally in a "sandbox", or "working directory",
> where they can be changed. CVS will create some CVS subdirs where it
> some control files.
> 3) Changed files are "commited" (stored) to the repository, and new
> can be retrieved via the "update" command.
> 4) Whenever a version need to be retrieved from the repository without
> creating a "sandbox", the "export" command can be used. It works like
> checkout, but does not create the CVS control subfolders.
> Therefore, you should work this way:
> 1) The web sites files are imported into the repository from your source
> dir.
> 2) Every developer will check out a local copy in his working directory. I
> don't know how you work, if every developer works in his own working
> directory (I hope so), or they work in a shared one. They will update to
> other changes, and commit their own changes.
> 3) To deploy a new release of the website, export the the release you want
> from the repository to your web site folder (c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite)
> -- 
> Luigi D. Sandon
> cp at sandon.it

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