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Re: Regarding the problems facing in checking out a directory.

From: Matthew Riechers
Subject: Re: Regarding the problems facing in checking out a directory.
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:30:24 -0400

> Utpal Kasture wrote:
> Hi,
>         Actually i am working on CVS version 1.10.5 on linux platform
> (Red Hat 6.1).I extract the cvs.gz file in root directory,after that i
> set the CVSROOT=/root/cvs-1.10.5 in .bash file & .profile file, as
> setenv command is not working there.Then when i gave  cvs init
> command, one folder gets created in  /root called CVSROOT   and in
> that CVS  folder gets created.
>         After that i tried in /root directory the command cvs checkout
> test the test is some folder where .c  files are present.The test
> folder is in /root/cvs-1.10.5 directory.Then it only shows the message
> updating test like that. But it did not show the listing of those file
> which are pesent in test folder.Also the checkout command made a
> directory in root with the same name at /root and it contain also CVS
> dir. but it did not contain the .c files.So i did not get how the
> checkout command works.
> Can u please send me the related documents like
> How to set CVSROOT?
> How the actual checkout command works?
> What is the another folder which is  generated when that command is
> used?
> Also also after checking out how to made the changes in Repository?.
> Like that please guide me.
> With Regards,
> Utpal
> Silverline

NEVER run as root when you don't understand what you are doing. Create a
user account for yourself if you haven't already, and ONLY use that. How
did you find this list and miss the documentation?

Kindly RTFM:


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