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RE: CVSROOT problem

From: Fouts Christopher ()
Subject: RE: CVSROOT problem
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 10:42:35 -0400

My bad...


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Subject: RE: CVSROOT problem

Fouts Christopher wrote:
> Romo writes:
> > 
> > $ export CVSROOT="/falbala"
> > $ echo $CVSROOT
> > /falbala
> > $ cvs update
> > /usr/local/cvsroot: no such repository

> I thought "export" ridded the /CVS directory, hence CVS doesn't know 
> anything about what you exported.

Careful - it's not 'cvs export', it's plain 'export' - a shell command to
make an environment variable visible to programs spawned by the shell.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
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