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CVS Options

Use the following syntax to issue CVS commands:

cvs [cvs-options] command 
[cmd-options] [args]

Replace cvs-options with one or more of the following:

-a

Authenticate the data stream

--allow-root=directory

Set the repository root directory (used in server modes)

-d repository-path

Specify the repository path for the current command

-e editor

Use the specified editor in commit or import commands

-f

Do not use the ~/.cvsrc file

-H or --help

Display help for CVS

--help-commands

Display a list of CVS commands

--help-options

Display a list of CVS options

--help-synonyms

Display a list of synonyms for CVS commands

--H command or --help command

Display the options and help for the specified command

-l

Do not log the current command to the history file

-n

Do not write to the repository or sandbox

-q

Run in quiet mode

-Q

Run in very quiet mode

-r

Set files checked out to the sandbox read-only

-s variable=value

Set a user variable for use with one of the scripting files in CVSROOT

-t

Display messages that trace the execution of the command

-T directory

Use the named directory to store temporary files

-v or --version

Display CVS version and copyright information

-w

Set files checked out to the sandbox readable and writable

-x

Encrypt all data that travels across the network

-z #

Compress all network traffic using the specfied gzip compression level


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