Install the Cross-platform Command-line Client for Team Foundation Server


 

If you are developing applications on common UNIX platforms, you can use the Cross Platform Command-line Client to access Team Foundation Server and perform version control operations.

Here’s how to get started with the command-line client:

1. Download Team Explorer Everywhere from this link. (Download the file TEE-CLC-10.0.0.zip).

2. Transfer it to your Linux machine. I have used FileZilla to transfer the files and have saved  it under the Downloads folder. (You can choose your destination folder).

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3. Start your Linux machine. Navigate to the Downloads folder.

If you list the directories, you should be able to see the file TEE-CLC-10.0.0.zip here.

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4. Unzip this file in the desired location. You can run the command :

unzip TEE-CLC-10.0.0.zip -d [DestinationFolder]

I have unzipped the file to the location Downloads/TEE.

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5. Navigate to the TEE-CLC-10.0.0 from the destination folder which you had unzipped the file and then run the command

tf or ./tf

If the Team Explorer Everywhere is installed successfully, you should be able to see the output that starts with Microsoft Team Explorer Everywhere Command-line Client

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6. View and accept the Microsoft Software License Terms for the Cross-platform Command-Line Client. You must run the EULA command before you can perform any version control operations.

Command: tf eula

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7. Run the workspace command to create a local workspace. A workspace includes client-side folders on the local disk mapped to version-controlled folders on the Team Foundation server.

The following example creates a new workspace called Beta1 in the TFS collection "http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection".

tf workspace -new Beta1 -collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection

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You have successfully installed Team Explorer Everywhere on your Linux machine and also created the Workspace for your Team Foundation Server Projects.

 

Content created by – Aparna Chinya Ramachandra
Content reviewed by – Chandra Sekhar Viswanadha


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