From: Dave O Connor (doc+ilug at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 05 Sep 2002 - 16:08:03 IST
Darragh said on Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 03:55:16PM +0100:
> I am very new to Linux and need some help on a utility called cvs. As far
> as I'm aware its a similar protocol to FTP. I need to use it to download a
> program from :pserver:anoncvs at domain subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/w3. I am looking
> for information on how to use it. I'll have another look at the man pages
> but I think I have to set it up before I can download anything.
> Can any one help?
> Oh, before I finish, I'm using the bash prompt.
CVS is a version control system for source code. It supports downloading code
from remote servers, and keeping changes in sytnc with other developers. To do
what you're doing, you'll probably want to do:
export CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs at domain subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot
cvs co w3
This will check out w3 into the current directory.
-- "It's like I made you a Faberge egg, and you ate it with chips..." - When code-sharing goes bad.
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