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Date:      Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:43:21 -0600
From:      "Conrad J. Sabatier" <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Cc:, Lowell Gilbert <>
Subject:   Re: Querying a cvsup server
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References:  <> <4462fjeosv.fsf@lowell-desk.lan> <>

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On Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:53:58 -0700 (MST)
Warren Block <> wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Feb 2012, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > Warren Block <> writes:
> >
> >> Is there a way to query one of the FreeBSD cvsup mirrors, something
> >> like 'svn list -v svn:...' (only with cvs or csup)?  I'm looking to
> >> find the revision or date of a file.
> >
> > Anonymous CVS is probably the best approach for you.
> > It's covered in the Handbook.
> The goal is to check arbitrary files on FreeBSD cvsup servers to see
> if they are up to date.  AFAIK, there are only a couple of anoncvs
> servers and the normal servers don't do that.

This is one of the reasons I maintain a local copy of the CVS repo
which I keep up-to-date via csup.  Comes in quite handy at times.

In fact, the CVS repo is the *only* thing I update directly via csup.
I then do all my /usr/{doc,ports,src} updates from the local repo.
Great for creating patches for submission, too.


Conrad J. Sabatier

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