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Re: Overriding CVS/Root with pserver

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Overriding CVS/Root with pserver
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 12:53:52 -0400 (EDT)

Ed writes:
> Ah.  I see this can be done with 'cvs -d $CVSROOT login', 'cvs -d $CVSROOT 
> update', etc.  Would it break other things in CVS for commands to pay 
> attention to the $CVSROOT setting without the user having to specify it on 
> the command line?

It wouldn't break things in CVS, but it would break a lot of user's
expectations.  The search order for a root is first the command line,
then the CVS/Root file, then $CVSROOT.  That allows you to have working
directories that have been checked out from different repositories and
CVS just works right without having to change $CVSROOT depending on
which directory you're working with.  Even better, you can have a single
directory tree where different subdirectories come from different
repositories and CVS works correctly, changing its root as it changes

-Larry Jones

OK, there IS a middle ground, but it's for sissy weasels. -- Calvin

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