(cvs) Global options
(cvs) CVS commands
(cvs) Common options
The available `cvs_options' (that are given to the left of
Specify legal CVSROOT directory. See Password
Authenticate all communication between the client and the server.
Only has an effect on the CVS client. As of this writing, this is
only implemented when using a GSSAPI connection ( GSSAPI
authenticated). Authentication prevents certain sorts of attacks
involving hijacking the active TCP connection. Enabling
authentication does not enable encryption.
In CVS 1.9.18 and older, this specified that RCS programs are in
the BINDIR directory. Current versions of CVS do not run RCS
programs; for compatibility this option is accepted, but it does
Use TEMPDIR as the directory where temporary files are located.
Overrides the setting of the `$TMPDIR' environment variable and
any precompiled directory. This parameter should be specified as
an absolute pathname. (When running client/server, `-T' affects
only the local process; specifying `-T' for the client has no
effect on the server and vice versa.)
Use CVS_ROOT_DIRECTORY as the root directory pathname of the
repository. Overrides the setting of the `$CVSROOT' environment
Use EDITOR to enter revision log information. Overrides the
setting of the `$CVSEDITOR' and `$EDITOR' environment variables.
For more information, see Committing your changes.
Do not read the `~/.cvsrc' file. This option is most often used
because of the non-orthogonality of the CVS option set. For
example, the `cvs log' option `-N' (turn off display of tag names)
does not have a corresponding option to turn the display on. So
if you have `-N' in the `~/.cvsrc' entry for `log', you may need
to use `-f' to show the tag names.
Display usage information about the specified `cvs_command' (but
do not actually execute the command). If you don't specify a
command name, `cvs -H' displays overall help for CVS, including a
list of other help options.
Do not log the `cvs_command' in the command history (but execute it
anyway). history, for information on command history.
Do not change any files. Attempt to execute the `cvs_command',
but only to issue reports; do not remove, update, or merge any
existing files, or create any new files.
Note that CVS will not necessarily produce exactly the same output
as without `-n'. In some cases the output will be the same, but
in other cases CVS will skip some of the processing that would
have been required to produce the exact same output.
Cause the command to be really quiet; the command will only
generate output for serious problems.
Cause the command to be somewhat quiet; informational messages,
such as reports of recursion through subdirectories, are
Make new working files read-only. Same effect as if the
`$CVSREAD' environment variable is set ( Environment
variables). The default is to make working files writable,
unless watches are on ( Watches).
Set a user variable ( Variables).
Trace program execution; display messages showing the steps of CVS
activity. Particularly useful with `-n' to explore the potential
impact of an unfamiliar command.
Display version and copyright information for CVS.
Make new working files read-write. Overrides the setting of the
`$CVSREAD' environment variable. Files are created read-write by
default, unless `$CVSREAD' is set or `-r' is given.
Encrypt all communication between the client and the server. Only
has an effect on the CVS client. As of this writing, this is only
authenticated::) or a Kerberos connection ( Kerberos
authenticated). Enabling encryption implies that message
traffic is also authenticated. Encryption support is not
available by default; it must be enabled using a special configure
option, `--enable-encryption', when you build CVS.
Set the compression level. Valid levels are 1 (high speed, low
compression) to 9 (low speed, high compression), or 0 to disable
compression (the default). Only has an effect on the CVS client.
(cvs) CVS commands
(cvs) Common options
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