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Title: CVS Help
Post by: Oy on December 13, 2002, 12:26:01 am
Trying to avoid the "you idiot" bombing, I was wondering if I could get some help with CVS. I've never used it, and am not sure how it works.



Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: Nic. on December 13, 2002, 01:40:11 am
Don't worry, CVS is so easy, even a developer can use it.  :P

First things first, you'll want to get some client software from http://cvshome.org  I'd personally recommend the command-line version for everything, but if you're addicted to GUIs on win32, then I'd highly recommend TortoiseCVS.  It integrates mostly-seamlessly with Windows Explorer, and is brain-dead-simple to use/figure out.

After that, all you need to do is follow the instructions here:

http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=59452


Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: TD on December 13, 2002, 04:59:19 am
Hey do you know how to make unified diffs with TortoiseCVS Nic?


Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: Nic. on December 13, 2002, 12:25:46 pm
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Hey do you know how to make unified diffs with TortoiseCVS Nic?

Damn it, I had to go install it to answer this.  That'll learn me :)

Right-click on the file you want to make a udiff for.  In the Context menu, choose CVS -> Make Patch  Choose a destination filename for the patch, TortoiseCVS should create a udiff at that location.


Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: TD on December 13, 2002, 01:00:34 pm
Yay, that'll speed things up heaps, plus I can finally get rid of WinCVS :)

Thanks


Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: ErekLich on December 13, 2002, 10:24:27 pm
There are like 15 different files on the cvshome download pages!

Which one do I want, Nic.?


Title: Re: CVS Help
Post by: Nic. on December 13, 2002, 11:13:22 pm
You want "the right one for you", naturally. ;)

The "historical download pages" are far less ambiguous:

<http://www.cvshome.org/downloads.html?JServSessionIdservlets=al0vhpbxw1>

or <http://www.tortoisecvs.org> if you prefer candy-coated win32 graphical interfaces..