CVS---Concurrent Versions System. Node: CVS commands

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Appendix A: Guide to CVS commands

This appendix describes the overall structure of CVS commands, and describes some commands in detail (others are described elsewhere; for a quick reference to CVS commands, see Invoking CVS).

  • Structure Overall structure of CVS commands
  • Exit status Indicating CVS's success or failure
  • ~/.cvsrc Default options with the ~/.csvrc file
  • Global options Options you give to the left of cvs_command
  • Common options Options you give to the right of cvs_command
  • admin Administration
  • checkout Checkout sources for editing
  • commit Check files into the repository
  • diff Show differences between revisions
  • export Export sources from CVS, similar to checkout
  • history Show status of files and users
  • import Import sources into CVS, using vendor branches
  • log Show log messages for files
  • rdiff 'patch' format diffs between releases
  • release Indicate that a Module is no longer in use
  • rtag Add a tag to a module
  • tag Add a tag to checked out version
  • update Bring work tree in sync with repository
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