In some situations it is a good idea to have more than
one repository, for instance if you have two
development groups that work on separate projects
without sharing any code. All you have to do to have
several repositories is to specify the appropriate
repository, using the
variable, the `-d' option to CVS, or (once
you have checked out a working directory) by simply
allowing CVS to use the repository that was used
to check out the working directory
(see section Telling CVS where your repository is).
The big advantage of having multiple repositories is that they can reside on different servers. With CVS version 1.10, a single command cannot recurse into directories from different repositories. With development versions of CVS, you can check out code from multiple servers into your working directory. CVS will recurse and handle all the details of making connections to as many server machines as necessary to perform the requested command. Here is an example of how to set up a working directory:
cvs -d server1:/cvs co dir1 cd dir1 cvs -d server2:/root co sdir cvs update
cvs co commands set up the working
directory, and then the
cvs update command will
contact server2, to update the dir1/sdir subdirectory,
and server1, to update everything else.
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