[cvsnt] Creating a Shadow Folder

Mike mike at boxwoodtech.com
Mon Dec 5 18:23:00 GMT 2005

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Greetings all,


I'm running CVSNT on a Windows XP box.  I'm using Tortoise CVS as my
client.  I'm trying to setup a shadow directory to hold the latest
committed versions of all files.  So for example if I commit a file
"/test/index.html" to the module wwwroot I'd like it to be copied to
"c:\wwwroot\test\index.html".  Ideally I'd also like to be able to have
a specific branch go to a separate directory.  So for example if I
checked in "/test/index.html" to the "mybranch" version of the module
"wwwroot" the file would be copied to


I've noticed a file in my CVSRoot called "shadow".  I've tried playing
around with this in accordance to the instructions contained within, but
nothing seems to happen when I commit a file.  I've also noticed there
are 2 other similarly named files ".#shadow" and "shadow,v" which I'm
assuming are in some way are related to the "shadow" file.  What is the
purpose of these files?  I did find these instructions which seem
related to the shadow file, but again, do not seem to work.


I apologize if this is a common question but I've done a lot of
searching and reading and have not been able to find a suitable answer
thus far.  I'm also very new to CVS in general.  Thank you for your
time, I appreciate any help you can give. 


- Mike

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