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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: [cvs] how to get the code (was Re: [Ldapd-devel] LDAP Support in Geronimo)
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 08:18:06 GMT

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 01:12  pm, Jacek Laskowski wrote:

> James Strachan wrote:
>> On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 09:03  am, James deGraft-Johnson 
>> wrote:
>>> HI,
>>> How do I get the existing code base from CVS?
>> I don't know tortoise-cvs though the following should work from the 
>> command line...
>> cvs -d login
>> password: anoncvs
> Hi,
> It doesn't pertain to Geronimo per se, but I'm wondering why every 
> docs about cvs (at least at Apache site) doesn't mention that the 
> password may be specified on the command line ? Whouldn't it be 
> simpler as the following cvs login command doesn't ask for the 
> password, thus one doesn't need to type in the password over and over 
> again ?
> cvs -d login
> Unless I'm mistaken, performing the following command is quite enough 
> to check out the sources (no need to cvs login):

You need to login to the above repository once. Once you've logged in 
you don't need to do it again (as it stores the login in your home 
directory). So once you've logged in you can checkout any apache 

> cvs -d -q 
> checkout incubator-geronimo


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