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RE: How "cvs get" works

From: Reinstein, Shlomo
Subject: RE: How "cvs get" works
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 23:39:05 +0200

And how does it send each file across the network in client/server? (e.g.,
does it use ftp or something like that?)


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Subject: Re: How "cvs get" works

Reinstein, Shlomo writes:
> I have a small question about the internals of "cvs get": How does "cvs
> transfer the files from the repository to the checkout directory after
> extracting them from the RCS files? (How does it do that when the
> is mounted locally and how does it do it in a client/server mode?)

When running locally, CVS reads the RCS file and writes the extracted
file directly into the checkout directory.  When running client/server,
the server does a local checkout into a temporary directory and then
sends each file across the network connection to the client who writes
them into the checkout directory.

-Larry Jones

I don't want to be THIS good! -- Calvin

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