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Date:      Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:02:11 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Querying a cvsup server
Message-ID:  <444nv24rgs.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1202061403320.79818@wonkity.com> (Warren Block's message of "Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:53:58 -0700 (MST)")
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Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com> writes:

> On Mon, 6 Feb 2012, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>
>> Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com> 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 cvsupN.freebsd.org servers don't do that.

It's not clear why you're insisting on using the cvsup servers as
opposed to anonymous CVS, but if you have to use those, then you need 
to download the whole repository in "CVS mode" and use cvs with that.
The cvsup protocol does not support version control operations.



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