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Re: Accessing CVS repositry history remotely

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Accessing CVS repositry history remotely
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 10:58:04 -0800

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address@hidden <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm looking to connect and obtain the history for a CVS repository, 
> but I will not have command line access to the box running the
> repository. 

So, that means the access is :psever: rather than :ext: ?

    cvs -d history
    cvs -d log

(It all depends on what kind of 'history' you need, your problem
statement is soewhat vague.)

> Normally, using the history command would be a no brainer,
> but I have been given said constraint. 

Your 'constraint' may be obvious to you, but it is not obvious as

> My other "constraint" is that this should be in Java. Looking around
> for prebuilt apps that would do this, I stumbled upon this:

I had not know of that package previously... I suppose you may also wish
to consider jCVS (

> Now, I would love to use something like that, unfortunately it looks as
> if it is used on the same machine that would be running the repository,
> and thus can use the command line to grab the history and parse it.

CVS may use either local or client/server connections. Given the
existance of getConnectionMethod in the package, it looks
like it should do the right thing.

> Any ideas on how to make this connection from another machine?  

Find out which remote connection methods exist for your server.


There will potentially be others if your server is CVSNT rather than CVS

If your only connection method is :local:, then you have other

> If so, any prebuilt things out there for this? I find it hard to
> believe that this is the first time such a task would come up...

You are asking the wrong forum for information and you do not provide
enough information to be useful in providing a definitive answer to
your question.

I strongly urge you to read the CVS documentation for the revision of
the CVS server you are attempting to use.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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