Up Command Line CVS
The command line is a tried-and-true way to do CVS. Maybe not as flashy
as a GUI, but it works.
Command Line. If you want to
use the command line under windows, you should download and install the
Cygwin utilities. The linked page
includes an installer; make sure that SSH is included in the install.
Typically cygwin is installed under c:\cygwin, and the binary
executable files are installed in c:\cygwin\bin. Make sure the PATH
environment variable defined in the Control
Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables. Include the
directory that has the Cygwin binaries in it (typically c:\cygwin\bin)
in the semicolon-delimited list of directories. The changes to the
environment variables won't ripple through to any DOS windows that are
already open; open a new DOS window and type "echo %PATH%", and ensure
that the cygwin directory is included.
Once you have
installed the utilities and ensured that the directory containing the
cygwin executables in included in the PATH environment variable, type
-d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/xmsf co -P
You will see text scroll across the screen as the download proceeds.
On Unix or Linux machines the CVS command is typically already
installed. Under Mac OS X you may need to install the OS X Developer Tools.
Downloading the developer tools requires a free developer registration
with Apple. Once installed the cvs command is available from the
Terminal application window.