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Starting Work on an Existing Web Site

The first time you ever work on a client's existing, version-controlled web site, you'll need to ``check out'' a working copy of the site for use on your personal computer or in your personal workspace on the UNIX server.7 To check out a working copy of a site for your use, change to your development folder and issue the cvs checkout command:

[u:\development] cvs -q checkout kawanhee.org
U kawanhee.org/activity.htm
U kawanhee.org/camp.htm
U kawanhee.org/counselor.htm
U kawanhee.org/act/archery.htm
U kawanhee.org/act/baseball.htm
U kawanhee.org/img/aca_logo.gif
U kawanhee.org/img/cabin2.jpg
U kawanhee.org/img/camp1.jpg
...
[u:\development]

This cvs checkout command will create a working copy of the site for you, including any necessary project folder, its sub-folders, and all associated files--html, gif, jpg, etc. You'll notice in the example above that the hypertext files in this site are named with .htm extensions, rather then the preferred .html. Please don't repeat this inconsistent design decision in your own work!


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