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Re: Newbie: nonsensical documentation

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Newbie: nonsensical documentation
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:12:22 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> I'm being forced by my supervisor to start using CVS, which I hate.

What do you hate, being forced by your supervisor or CVS?  In the former
case, I sympathize with you; in the latter case, it's always refreshing
to run across a new user with such an open mind.

> The reason I hate it is that every time I've tried to read the
> documentation I've found it either incomprehensible or unreliable.

What documentation are you reading?  Your quotes don't seem to quite
match any document I'm familiar with.  I suggest you start with the CVS
Documentation page:


and follow the "Learning how to use CVS" links; particularly the first

>   $ cvs -n checkout MyModule
> but I get an error message:
>   cvs checkout: cannot chdir to MyModule: Not a directory
>   cvs checkout: ignoring module MyModule

That implies that you already have a MyModule in your current directory,
but it's a regular file rather than a directory.

-Larry Jones

What a stupid world. -- Calvin

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