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Re: Overriding CVS/Root with pserver

From: Ed
Subject: Re: Overriding CVS/Root with pserver
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 10:48:09 -0600
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On Thursday May 1 2003 10:37, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 10:10:16 (-0600), Ed wrote: ]
> > Subject: Overriding CVS/Root with pserver
> >
> > Suppose I have a working directory on host devbox, and the CVS/Root
> > admin file contains ":pserver:address@hidden:/cvsroot".  Is there a way
> > for address@hidden to override this to login and/or commit changes to
> > this working directory as, say, address@hidden, *without* modifying
> > the .../CVS/Root setting?  It seems any CVSROOT env setting is ignored
> > during login.  I know this is not considered kosher, but is there a
> > way?
> However why can't you just copy the working directory and modify the
> CVS/Root files in the copy?

The number of files and directories and distinct cvsserver users needing to 
do this makes that impractical.

But the correct answer, it seems, is 'cvs -d $CVSROOT ...".

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