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Mildly Lost Newbi Questions?

From: Dale Strickler <DaleStrickler_at_DirecWay.com>
Date: 2005-03-28 20:27:10 CEST

Well I have heard lots of great things about Subversion so I installed it
on my local Apache Server 2.0 (old NT 4.0) and on my desktop (Win 2K) this
weekend.

Every things seems ok. I can create a repository locally on the desktop
and the server. From a browser I can see the server archive just fine!

QUESTION 1:
BUT! When, in desktop a command shell, I do:
        svn status "http://svn.deshome.com/svn/SrvBats"
I get this error message:
        svn: Can't check path 'http:\\svn.deshome.com\svn\SrvBats': The filename,
directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

I can see that the error message has backslashes but I entered forward
ones? And I have also tried the same command under Cygwin bash shell
and still I get the exact same message, with backslashes?? I can get the
URI to work from the server command line like:
        svn import /Bat file:///Q:/SVNRepo/SrvBats -m "initial Import"

Note I use an Apache Location to map the URI /svn to a SVNParentPath of
/SRNRepo. (Which works since browser show revisions.)

So what am I missing about specifying command line (CMD.exe or Cygwin bash)
URIs on the client machine!

QUESTION 2:
The Subverison book at http://svnbook.red-bean.com mentions 'getting crazy'
and creating a email protocol for doing commits and checkouts.
By looking at some of the posts to developer lists of open source projects
managed with Subversion it looks like someone 'got crazy.'Is there an email
interface? Where do I find it and it's documentation?

Thanks! Sorry if these are a little basic but searching web/mail lists was
not turning up much??
-Dale Strickler

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