From: Padraig Brady (padraig.brady at domain corvil.com)
Date: Thu 05 Sep 2002 - 16:26:19 IST
Dave O Connor wrote:
> 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.
An equivalent way to specify CVSROOT is: with the -d option,
so the following command will do what you want.
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs at domain subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot co w3
If you want to get more info, try:
This is generally the order to search for documentation
on any command (i.e. man, info, web).
Note also that Nautilus can view info (and man) pages
like web pages as you probably wont link the default
key bindings for info. Just click on the help tab on the left.
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