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Import the New Site

When you're all set to share the first draft of your site and invite other authors to work on it, you import your work into the master CVS site repository. To do the import, change into the folder or directory that contains the root of your new site (such as /development/sandiegozoo.org/) and issue a cvs import command, with the appropriate modifications to the ``brief description'' and client domain name as given in the example below.

$ cvs -q import -m "brief description" clientdomainname.com  interactivate start

If you're a contractor with Inter@ctivate Consulting Group, you're welcome to replace the term interactivate in the example above with a one-word tag that identifies your own company, such as cyberworks or studiomichael. The ``brief description'' and details about any web work that you import via CVS will be instantly broadcast via email to a project listserv such as interact@interactivate.com. Please be sure to include a reasonable description of the project that can appear on the customer's invoice.

The cvs import procedure is only intended to get the very first version of a project onto the CVS site server. For updates and changes to an existing project or site, you'll use the cvs update process described in Section 5.1.

Once you have imported a project onto our CVS site server, you must checkout a working copy from the server and make any further modifications or changes to your working copy of the project files. Even though you may be the proud parent of the original documents, you should let CVS manage them for you forever after--starting with a fresh checkout (See Section 4).


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