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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-10 13:02:45

Alisdair Meredith wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> I was able to log on to the Boost CVS repository, but I have no idea
>> how to display the file structure in WinCVS. Is there a way to do
>> this or am I supposed to issue CVS commands and look into a command
>> line window to see what is there ?
> OK, copy/pasting from the web-site:
> Type the following into the Admin | Command Line box
> cvs -d:pserver:anonymous_at_[hidden]:/cvsroot/boost login
> Now you are logged in. I think this is all you have done so far?
> Next you must enter the second line, which is a second request to
> Admin
>> Command Line (don't worry, this is the same session as before)
> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous_at_[hidden]:/cvsroot/boost co
> modulename
> modulename is the name of the folder on your PC where you want to
> check
> out the boost repository to.

Ah, that is where I was fooled. Now I recall that "module" has a special
meaning to CVS which I normally don't associate with the term.

Is the "folder" a full path or is it just a folder name under the CVS HOME
directory ? When I put a full path, I get "can not find module 'c:\MyPath'".
Ditto for a folder name under the CVS HOME directory.

What an incredible program ! I am sure it works somehow, but it just can't
be as hard as I am encountering, or else thousands of programmers wouldn't
be using it.

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