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Re: logging in automatically

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: logging in automatically
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 09:16:16 -0400

Harald Kucharek wrote:

> address@hidden wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I'm trying to build an automatic build script via ant.  I can't work out
> > how to by-pass the password authentication required by cvs,  to make the
> > build process a simple one-click and wait procedure.
> >
> > The doco on the website says that you can pass the password when you login
> > :  cvs -d :pserver:username:address@hidden:cvsroot login
> >
> > however that seems to be incorrect - that syntax makes cvs think that the
> > user is username:password, it doesn't interpret the password

You're reading the 1.11.1p1 manual and using an earlier version of CVS.  That 
feature was added
in 1.11.1p1.

> > is there any way i can pass the password to cvs so that it doesn't ask for
> > it?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > daniel
> I don't know about the above method, but the usual suggestion is to log in 
> one time manually,
> as this would store the password in the .cvspass file in the users home 
> directory.
> It is only deleted when you explicitely do a cvs logout.

What he said.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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