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RE: Need suggestion regarding CVS

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Need suggestion regarding CVS
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 09:35:37 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> I keep changing the code and frequently end up needing to rewrite some
> of the code that I lost in the process. I have now decided to maintain
> the code through CVS but am not sure whether to have my own CVS
> repository or to use any of the free project hosting sites (like
> I have a decent linux box and my projects are really not that bulky
> (each of them shouldn't be more than a few megabytes). My question is
> if I setup a CVS server on my linux box, would the administration of
> the server be a real pain in the butt and a drain on my cpu resources?
> I don't know much about running a cvs server but am eager to learn,
> only question is whether it would take up too much of my cpu's
> resourses.
You can set up CVS to work completely locally, without any server at all.
Just set your $CVSROOT variable to


The GNU command-line client can also handle local repositories on Windows,
in which case CVSROOT would be:


>From what you've described, this is probably all you need.

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

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