export [ -d
dir[ -N ] ] [ -D
rev] [ -f ] [ -k
kflag] [ -l | -R ] [ -n ] [ -P ]
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.
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:
Use dir as the directory name instead of using the module name.
Don’t run any checkout programs.
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.