[cvsnt] Automatic Checkout setup

Noll, Les lnoll at tubecityims.com
Fri Mar 17 17:02:22 GMT 2006

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Thanks for the help, Gabriel.  My CVSNT version did not have Automatic
Checkout available.  This is a very nice feature.  The information in the
CVSNT manual makes more sense when using the a version of CVSNT that has

After upgrading, the shadow files were not created in the CVSROOT directories
of my current repositories so I created a new repository, copied the shadow
files to my current repositories and the function works fine.


Message: 7
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 18:51:42 -0300
From: Gabriel Genellina <gagenellina at softlab.com.ar>
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Automatic Checkout setup
To: "Noll, Les" <lnoll at tubecityims.com>
Cc: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
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At Thursday 16/3/2006 15:51, Noll, Les wrote:

>Where can I find information on setting up Automatic Checkout (also called
>"shadow drive?")?  I believe an Automatic Checkout extension plugin must be
>installed and/or enabled. I found a few sentences in the CVSNT manual but it
>did not give me enough information to help me.  I'm afraid I need
>step-by-step instructions.  I am currently using CVSNT version 2.5.0 build
>1969, running on W2K SP 4.  Thanks.

See the section "The shadow file" in the CVSNT manual on how to 
configure it, and "Editing administrative files" on how to obtain and 
edit that file.

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 

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