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Re: How I can download all cvs repository?

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: How I can download all cvs repository?
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:57:27 -0800

Alexandr Vladykin <address@hidden> writes:

> I have an access to a CVS repository - login and password. I can
> checkout info, commit, update etc. I can do it only from one
> computer at office. But I want to have a copy of
> all of the repository at home.

This really should not be needed.

> So I'll can have all info about changes in CVS, checkout any tagged
> version etc at home, not at work.

Some places of work might call what you want to do 'theft' of
intellectual property, so be sure it okay with your employer first.

> How I can do it? I can not ask admin to copy me files of CVS
> repository.

Why not? If it legit to do what you want, they should have no problem
helping you.

> Now I think to write a script for checkout all file revisions and
> by once commit it into my local CVS repository. But if I'll do so,
> I'll lose any info about date, when this file revision was commited and who
> was commited it.

This has already been done. If you have debian, you can just install the
cvssuck package. Otherwise, look for CVSsuck on or check your favorite search engine.

> May be you have any idea?

Ask your IT folks if they can give you CVSup access to the repository.

        -- Mark

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