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CVS Query


I am a newbiw to CVS.

The problem:

We have a CVS at thge moment which is accessed by a number of people.

What I want to do is create a a new CVS and import all the files from the original CVS.

In the process of doing the above, I would like to back-up the original CVS in cse I screw up.

Does anyone know of easy to understand instructions that are available online?



Tuesday, November 18, 2003

My serious advice is to download a front-end like LinCVS. I'm fine for most of the basic CVS commands, but for the rare-used and more complex ones like import (i believe import is what you want), I find it much easier to point and click. As for backups, CVS is just a directory structure, so you should be able to tar up the existing cvsroot for the backup.

Mike Swieton
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

red-book is good...check google for a url.
as far as backup just tar up $CVSROOT

Tom Vu
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Link is even better:

- Roland
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Tom Vu is right.  You can just manipulate the CVS repository pretty much anyway you like.  Tar and gz it for backup.  You can copy the contents of it a new repository.  You can rename the directories as necessary or put them in subdirectories if you need to reorganize things.  It's pretty straight forward.

Almost Anonymous
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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