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Re: checking out to remote working directory

From: Michael Sims
Subject: Re: checking out to remote working directory
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 21:26:45 -0600

At 09:15 PM 2/16/2002 -0500, Aden, David wrote:
The dev environment I'm in requires the ability to checkout files to a working directory that does not live on the developer's machine. (The Repository machine and the machine hosting the working directory live in a data center right next to each other -- the developers are remote.)

The environment is NT. We could have the developers map a drive from the remote developer's machine to the working dir but I would like to avoid that pain over the Internet.

is there anyway to specify a different working dir to check files out to other than the "current directory"?

I don't know the answer to that (my suspicion is it's "no") but I have a suggestion. Install Cygwin on the NT server hosting the developer sandbox, and setup the Cygwin sshd to run as a service. This will provide you with a free SSH server. Then have your developers use a windows SSH client such as PuTTY to connect to the sandbox and issue their cvs commands. It requires your developers to learn how to use the command-line cvs client, but IMHO the effort is more than worth it.

This is the method that I use (I do web development with PHP on both Apache/Linux and IIS/NT) and it works great for me! If you have any questions feel free to ask...

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