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What do these commands do? (was:Re: Help regarding CVS urgently)

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: What do these commands do? (was:Re: Help regarding CVS urgently)
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 08:47:08 -0400
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For the URLs below, please download
to your home directory and put a copy of it in /tmp.
cd /tmp
tar -xjvf cederqvist-1.11.22.html.tar.bz2

Sadia Tahseen wrote, On 03/13/2008 11:38 PM:

<todd said>

as user1 on another_workstation:

#Place the method host and directory information into an
#environment variable, called CVSROOT, so CVS knows
#where to find your repository
# file:///tmp/cederqvist-1.11.22.html/cvs_2.html#SEC10
export CVSROOT=:ext:brownjug:/appl/src/cvs/JavaAppl

#Place a clarification to the method into an
#environment variable, called CVS_RSH, so CVS knows
#you desire to use ssh instead of rsh as your external
#connection command.
# file:///tmp/cederqvist-1.11.22.html/cvs_2.html#IDX70
# file:///tmp/cederqvist-1.11.22.html/cvs_2.html#SEC28
export CVS_RSH=ssh

#Do a checkout into the local directory using the
#repository and connection information set above,
# specifically checkout the projectdir module.
# file:///tmp/cederqvist-1.11.22.html/cvs_1.html#SEC5
cvs checkout projectdir <todd said>

<sadia said>
Could you please explain each of these commands ie what do they do?I wanted to know the 
same explanation for the earlier commands used on the server and workstation side done by 
"sadia" to understand the flow
<sadia said>
<sadia said>

The following URL will walk through operations from a users[1] perspective:

The following URL will walk through the initial operations from an administrator perspective:

[1] i.e., not the repository administrator/setup person.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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