CVS is a concurrent versioning system. In the following points, I
highlight useful commands that are most often used by myself.
Everytime you want to use cvs, you should set up CVS_RSH
along with CVSEDITOR and EDITOR (maybe you should put this in your
Getting a repository for the first time
cvs -d /home/username/CVS checkout projectname
example: cvs -d albert:/home/faculty/sramsey2/CVS co rt
Updating your current repository (before you make more changes)
Commiting your changes to the repository
cvs commit -m "msg describing changes goes here"
Commiting the changes of a single file to the repository
cvs commit filename -m "msg describing changes goes here"
Adding a new file to the repository (it must still be committed)
cvs add filename
For the person who is setting up the repository, the following are also useful
The very first time, the repository must be initialized
cvs -d /home/username/CVS init
example: cvs -d /home/faculty/sramsey2/CVS init
To import a project, first cd to its base directory
cvs -d /home/username/CVS import projectname vendor start
cvs -d albert:/home/faculty/sramsey2/CVS import rt sramsey2 start