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Ahh... 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 which > > are in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite > > c:\cvsrepo is the repository. Think it as a "database" were all changes to a > 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 format > (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 stores > some control files. > 3) Changed files are "commited" (stored) to the repository, and new version > 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 see > 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 > >