LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
JRink
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
ci command


I just installed freeradius on a CentOS machine, and the instructions tell me to peform the following after the installation..

--------
$ cd /etc/raddb
$ mkdir RCS
$ ci -l *
Type a commit message, anything will do.
------

What is the ci command? I don't seem to have it installed when I try using it or doing a 'man ci'. is this something that I can install from yum? What is ci anyways? Thanks!

JR
 
Old 01-19-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
[KIA]aze
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Windows XP
Posts: 146

Rep: Reputation: 16
I don't know, but google/linux told me this:
http://node1.yo-linux.com/cgi-bin/ma..._command=ci(1)
 
Old 01-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
haertig
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Slackware, SysrescueCD, Raspbian
Posts: 2,210

Rep: Reputation: 341Reputation: 341Reputation: 341Reputation: 341
ci is an RCS command ("Revision Control System"), used for source code control. i.e., it keeps track of older versions of files as you modify them over time. You can go back to previous versions easily should you accidently screw-up the most recent version.

Read up on RCS at: http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/CVS-RCS-HOWTO.html

Back in the "old days", it was "cp file file.bak". Then came SCCS ("Source Code Control System"). Then RCS. Then CVS (I think that one means "Concurent Versioning System"). CVS adds to RCS the ability of multiple people to be doing simultaneous editing, among other things. If it's just YOU using the system, CVS is overkill. RCS is just fine. There are other source code control systems out there as well. "subversion" being one such example you may have heard of.

Many people don't use source code control. For the life of me I can't figure out why. They often times come here asking "I accidently blew away this critical file, how do I get it back?"
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a single command to list all hardware installed (command line)? davee Linux - Hardware 6 02-28-2009 08:19 PM
Require Linux/Perl equivalent command for windows Command alix123 Programming 7 08-19-2005 03:23 AM
Redirecting output to a command-line argument of another command madiyaan Linux - Newbie 1 02-19-2005 05:35 PM
Key stroke/command to shut down x and go into the command prompt screen? Fear58 Linux - General 1 07-14-2004 08:14 PM
Command to display whole filestructure hierarchy f/ command line? mjewell Linux - Newbie 10 01-19-2004 11:48 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration