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gor
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Posted - 02 February 2002 :  18:43:18  Show Profile  Visit gor's Homepage
How to get the XML/Docbook sourcefile of a chapter from Sourceforge CVS

CVS ?
CVS stands for Concurrent Version System.
It is a tool for version control of files.

How to get the files
First, go to http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/sf2k/Docs/SNITZ_ADMIN_MANUAL/source/ where you can see a list of the sourcefiles, the revision number of each file, the person that uploaded the most recent revision, a description of the changes made.

If you click on the filename of a files (say you click on docbook-Snitz-admin-manual.xml) you see this page:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/sf2k/Docs/SNITZ_ADMIN_MANUAL/source/docbook-Snitz-admin-manual.xml

It depends on what the current revision is, how many revisions you see here, all revisions are saved.
Most of the time you'll just want the most recent version.
At the time of writing that was revision 1.1
Look for this line:

Revision 1.1 / (as text) / (view) - annotate - [select for diffs] , Sat Feb 2 21:10:30 2002 UTC (2 hours, 18 minutes ago) by p_gorissen

If you click on the "view" link you can view the xml source in a new window.

Now look for this line:

Bookmark a link to: HEAD / (download)

do not leftclick on that link because then Internet Explorer will just try to display the file since it "understands" xml files. Instead right-click on the link and choose "save target as" to save the xml source into a file.
This is the file you use to create the chapter.

Make sure you read the other parts before starting (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Pierre
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