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RE: The recursive behavior of CVS

Subject: RE: The recursive behavior of CVS
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:56:02 -0500 (EST)

Actually, there are TWO -d options, one to the left and one to the right of
your checkout command.  The one on the left sets the CVS root.  The one on the
right points out to CVS where the work area is.  It seems, from a little
experimentation, that CVS needs to find A root, and will take it from one of the
 work area's CVS directories if it isn't set on the command line or in the
environment.  If your current working directory isn't a work area, and you
don't use that righthand-side -d option to find the working directory, CVS
declines to make assumptions about where the work area is and thus you need to
set the CVSROOT yourself.  As to what happens when you checkout something you
already have and you supply a different CVSROOT than expected, you'll have to
find out on your own.  Also, the rules update follows are its own. -CTH

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