[cvsnt] Is file sharing concept available in CVS as in VSS

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Thu Sep 7 13:42:17 BST 2006

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raghu hs wrote:

> In VSS we have the concept of file sharing. That is i can share a file or
> set of files from my development area to a release area and pin only the
> files in the release folder so that i can use the release any time i
> require. But since the file is shared, if some one checkin the
> modifications to a file that is shared, the effect gets even refelected
> on the release area also, but when i say get latest in the release,i get
> only the file version that has been pinned but not the latest files as
> in the development branch. Do we have the same facility in CVS.If not
> how is this done in CVS. 

There are several ways to do something similar. Rather than describing what
VSS does, you may try to describe what you actually need or want -- this
helps figuring out how to do what you want in cvsnt.

One way to achieve something like that is to create a separate sandbox
(checkout) with just the release files. When you update that sandbox to a
certain tag, you get that tag. When you update it to the HEAD revisions,
you get the latest files.


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