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Re: Client for BBedit remote access?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Client for BBedit remote access?
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 22:52:22 -0400
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On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 06:38:44PM -0700, Burk Braun wrote:
> reading several web sites on CVS installation, I can not quite figure 
> out whether the basic functions of CVS would be accessible by a basic 
> FTP client like BBedit,

Ummm, you don't say which platform.  I'll guess Mac -- only
BBedit I've heard of.  There's a Mac CVS client; check out

> or whether we would have to keep a unix 
> command line open to do the CVS transactions and then FTP the files 
> after they have been checked out.

This tends to be error prone; changes get lost.  Sometimes
recoverably, sometimes not -- depends which way you were FTPing
when you goofed.  Not to mention that your line endings get
fouled up unless you're extremely careful (perhaps the second
most often mentioned problem here; certainly in the top 10).  I'd
avoid doing things this way if at all possible.

Same goes for remote-mounting your CVS working directory, or the

Use CVS client/server, with a client that's native to your


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