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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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export

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export  
 [ -d dir [ -N ] ]  
 [ -D date | -r rev ]  
 [ -f ]  [ -k kflag ]  
 [ -l | -R ]  
 [ -n ]  
 [ -P ]  
 module ...

Export files from the repository, much like the checkout command, except that the result is not a sandbox (i.e., CVS subdirectories are not created). This can be used to prepare a directory for distribution. For example:

$ cvs export -r foo-1_0 -d foo-1.0 foo
$ tar czf foo-1.0.tar.gz foo-1.0

The standard meanings of the common client options -D, -f, -k, -l, -n, -r, and -R apply. Additional options are:

-d dir

Use dir as the directory name instead of using the module name.

-n

Don’t run any checkout programs.

-N

Don’t shorten paths.

When checking out a single file located one or more directories down in a module’s directory structure, the -N option can be used with -d to prevent the creation of intermediate directories.

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