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Re: CVS for DOS?

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVS for DOS?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 18:02:26 -0800

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Spiro Trikaliotis <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> 1. As we all know, it is always recommended to generate a CVS sandbox at
>    the system on which the development should occur. That is, if we use
>    Windows, use a Windows client, if we use some kind of Unix, use that
>    client.
> 2. Furthermore, it is considered "bad practice" to share sandboxes
>    between systems.
> Now, I have the problem that I need access from a MS-DOS machine to a
> remote CVS repository. Anywhere, using google, I did not find any
> version of CVS for DOS (nor did I find ssh, which would be needed for
> remote access, but this is another story).

SSHDOS has an SSH, SCP, SFTP and telnet client for DOS.

PuTTY is an SSH1+SSH2 implementation for Windows (not MS-DOS only).

CVS (from has a cvs.exe that should work in the DOS command
window of a Windows box. I do not know how much MS Windows support is
required of if you really mean a MS-DOS only environment or a DOS window
on a Windows machine.

CVSNT (from has a both a 'graphical' interface and a
command-line backend for Windows environments.

> Currently, I checkout the sandbox in Windows and move it to DOS via
> Windows shares. It works, but it surely violates 1. and 2. Of courses,
> Windows line endings and DOS line endings are the same, so 1. might not
> be that big a problem, but 2. is one. Furthermore, it is very error
> prone.
> So, I ask you if you know of any DOS version of CVS (binary), or how I
> could build that? If anyone knows how to find a working ssh client, this
> would help me, too. lists a number of possible Windows
alternatives for SSH.

> BTW: Now, it is no option to not use DOS at all, but to use the DOS box
> of Windows, or some emulators on Linux. The compiler environment uses
> some custom DOS extender, which is not compatible with all DOS "boxes" I
> know of. Running a real DOS on VMWare is an option, and this is in fact
> what I am doing.
> Any input is highly appreciated,
>    Spiro.

Please summarize your experience to help other folks in the future.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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