Using the command-line interface

Command-line Interface

Command-line programs have to be downloaded separately from Reliable Software web site. Here's the list of applets:

allCoopCmd See usage details
CoopCmd See usage details
addfile equivalent to Folder > Add More Files
checkin equivalent to Selection > Check-In
checkout equivalent to Selection > Check-Out
deliver copies specified script(s) to Public Inbox
diagnostics generates diagnostics information for all projects on a given computer
export equivalent to Selection > Export Version
projectstatus summarizes status of projects with checked out files and/or incoming scripts
removefile equivalent to Selection > Make Uncontrolled
removefile -d deletes file from disk -- equivalent to Selection > Delete
report displays a version description taken from history
restore equivalent to Selection > Restore
startCoopBackup equivalent to Tools > Create Backup
status display file status: in, out, not controlled
sync equivalent to All > Sync and Accept
uncheckout equivalent to Selection > Un-CheckOut
unznc decompresses a .znc file and copies it to the Public Inbox
versionid prints next or current version id
versionlabel equivalent to History > Add Label
visitproject starts Code Co-op in a given project

Installing and Configuring Command-line

If you have never set-up command-line applets, it's pretty simple to do.

First, install the command-line applets into your designated directory. Next, you will need to add this path to your environment. To do this, go to Control Panel and select System. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Environment Variables button. You will see a field "Path" under System Variables. Select it and click Edit. You will need to add the location to where the command-line applets are installed at the end of the line. Note: Each location is separated by a semicolon. You will add something like this:

;c:\Program Files\Reliable Software\Code Co-op\cmdline

To add some automation to your development, you can create batch files to call these applets.

Calling the Command-line Functions

Each command-line applet will print a short help message when you execute it from the command-line without any arguments (or with the switch -? or -h).

For example, when calling "checkout" without an argument, you get the following:

  Prepare project files for edits.
	checkout <options> <files>
  -a -- checkout all project files
  -r -- recursive checkout
  -? -- display help  

If you want to check-out all the files in a project, you would type something like this:

checkout -a "c:\projects\my project name" 

Keep in mind that when you specify files, you can use absolute paths or paths relative to current directory (in particular you can use file names in the current directory). File paths determine the Code Co-op project in which the given operation is to be carried out.