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RE: CVS newbie setup questions

From: Charlie Wu
Subject: RE: CVS newbie setup questions
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:15:32 -0700

Hi David:

I've gone through most online manuals.. including the verbose one you suggested below.. but despite reading all these *fine* manuals, I am still getting nowhere.

I installed CVS, set my env variable, did the init, then what? The manual said: (

Checking out a working directory
CVS doesn't work on ordinary directory trees; you need to work within a directory that CVS created for you. Just as you check out a book from a library before taking it home to read it, you use the cvs checkout command to get a directory tree from CVS before working on it. For example, suppose you are working on a project named httpc, a trivial HTTP client:

$ cd

$ cvs checkout httpc

cvs checkout: Updating httpc

but this is exactly where I'm stumped at!! Here's my result following the instruction:
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: cvs checkout extra
cvs checkout: cannot find module `extra' - ignored
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: cvs checkout /users/home11/cwu/extra
cvs checkout: cannot find module `/users/home11/cwu/extra' - ignored
It's really not that I don't want to RTFM before I ask, but I have to say CVS can definitely use
some better step-by-step guide - I'm not a unix sys admin and I'm trying to convince my group
that CVS is a much better tool than those commercial ones like clearcase, vss, and heaven
forbid, interwoven, and this user-unfriendliness is really pulling my leg here
Thanks again

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