In this example we login to an anonymous CVS server and we download the tree of an entire project module.
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/lirc login
The program will prompt for a password and append some information to the
This command will download the entire lirc directory into the current one:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/lirc checkout -P lirc
This command will download a tagged version, named releasebranch_6_3:
CVSROOT=:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/grass/grassrepository cvs -z3 checkout -r releasebranch_6_3 grass6
This command brings the work tree in sync with repository (creating new directories and Pruning empty ones):
cvs update -dP
We need write access (granted by the project developers), we must use SSH (CVS via SSH) and we need a public ssh key to upload to the SourceForge site. The upload is managed via a web form, into the Account Maintenance page.
This is an example of authenticated CVS check-out, no password should be requested because authentication is perfomed via ssh key:
export CVS_RSH=ssh cvs -z3 -d:ext:email@example.com:/cvsroot/navit co -P navit cd navit
A while after the checkout, you can execute a diff to verify your working copy against the repository:
If something changed, you can sync your working copy with the repository using the update command:
cvs update ... cvs update: Updating projs/CodeBlocks/win32gui/resources cvs update: Updating src P src/coord.h P src/projection.h P src/transform.c cvs update: Updating src/binding ...
Notice the P that means that a working file was patched to match the repository. If you cange a file in the working copy, the update command will show you that it was modified and not yet committed:
vi po/it.po cvs update ... cvs update: Updating po M it.po ...
Notice the M that means that a file was modified. The update command does not automatically commit your changes to the repository.
Uploading your changes to the repository is done by the commit command. A message describing the change is supplied with the -m option, if option -m is not specified, an editor is started to enter the comment.
cd po/ cvs -z3 commit -m "New Italian translation" cvs commit: Examining . Checking in it.po; /cvsroot/navit/navit/po/it.po,v <-- it.po new revision: 1.17; previous revision: 1.16 done Mailing firstname.lastname@example.org... Generating notification message... Generating notification message... done.