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RE: share my cvsroot between 2 machines

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: share my cvsroot between 2 machines
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 11:15:40 -0400

Jacques wrote:
> I have a bunch of projects I currently work on (Tex files, 
> cpp files...) 
> that I will place in a local cvsroot. I work on GNU/Linux at home and 
> also at work. I know that it can be possible to copy the complete 
> $CVSROOT tree on a media storage and copy it back to the new 
> place. Is 
> it safe to do that this way? I guess yes since I have a postgresql 
> server running several databases on my machine, and just 
> saving the data 
> directory is needed to restaure it after an upgrade. I'd like 
> to be sure 
> that cvs doesn't do extra work on repositories.
If you are the only one who will be working on the source, then this will
work OK.

Personally, I'd rather copy the checked-out tree to the media, and move that
back and forth. Since you use the same platform at work and at home,
line-endings won't be an issue.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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