From: David Neary (dneary at domain wanadoo.fr)
Date: Thu 05 Sep 2002 - 16:29:42 IST
> I am very new to Linux and need some help on a utility called cvs.
You're looking for the Red-bean book.
> As far as I'm aware its a similar protocol to FTP.
CVS over a pserver uses rsh (or ssh), rather than 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.
Basics: if you have CVS installed, there's no reason why just
doing the following won't work (as long as the CVS server is OK,
and allows anonymous CVS check-outs, and you have write
permission for the local directory)
bash$ export CVSROOT=":pserver:anoncvs at domain subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/w3"
bash$ cvs login
Password: <just hit return>
bash$ cd ~/src
bash$ cvs co module
> I'll have another look at the man pages
> but I think I have to set it up before I can download anything.
No set-up to be done on the client side. You just need it
installed. Set your cvsroot, and log yourself in, and you're
-- David Neary, Marseille, France E-Mail: bolsh at domain gimp.org
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