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Re: [vox-tech] help: sourceforge and cvs
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Re: [vox-tech] help: sourceforge and cvs

vendor refers to Vendor Branch of a Source Base.
start begins the import.
ext specifies remote.

Brian S.

Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> dear all,
> can someone help me parse the following (working) command line option to
> import files into my cvs tree:
> cvs -d:ext:peiter@cvs.LG-HOWTO.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lgh import LG-HOWTO
> vendor start
> here's what i think is going on.
> -d:ext:peiter@cvs.LG-HOWTO.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lgh
> -d means to access a remote cvs.  i'm not sure what :ext: means (indicates a
> machine that not localhost?  seems redundant), but this says to access the
> machine cvs.LG-HOWTO.sourceforge.net as user peiter, and i want to access the
> directory /cvsroot/lgh/ on that machine.  similar syntax as ssh/scp.
> however, see below.
> import LG-HOWTO means to take whatever is in pwd and put it the
> machine:directory/LG-HOWTO, where machine:directory/ is indicated with the -d
> switch, indicated above.  this short circuits the "checkout process".
> i have no idea what vendor means.
> is "start" really necessary?
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> next.  i screwed up my first time, and thought that the "LG-HOWTO" in
> "import LG-HOWTO" was the name of the file to import, rather than the name of
> the directory to import to.    hence, i now have the following the directories
> in my cvs directory:
> LG-HOWTO.txt/     <-- mistake!  i'd like to get rid of it.
> see http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/lgh/.
> it seemed obvious at the time.  i wanted to import the file LG-HOWTO.txt.  i
> didn't realize that import referred to the directory to import to, not the
> file i wanted to import.
> so now i want to delete LG-HOWTO.txt/.  i've managed to delete its contents,
> by going into the directory LG-HOWTO.txt/, removing a file, and then
> cvs remove file
> cvs commit
> but can't figure out how to delete the directory LG-HOWTO.txt itself.
> thanks,
> pete
> --
> "The following addresses had permanent fatal errors..."      p@dirac.org
>                                -- Mailer Daemon              www.dirac.org/p

Brian Sroufek
Modern Software Design, Inc.
--Implementing Expert Systems Solutions since 1994

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