Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Man Pages

Man Page or Keyword Search:
Man Architecture
Apropos Keyword Search (all sections) Output format
home | help
CVS(1)									CVS(1)

       cvs - introduction using	plan9port CVS repository

       cvs -d login

       cvs -d checkout plan9

       cvs update [ -dP	] [ path ...  ]

       cvs status [ path ...  ]

       cvs diff	[ -D date ] [ -r revision ] [ -cu ] [ path ...	]


       The  master  source tree	for Plan 9 from	User Space is maintained using
       the source control system  CVS  as  a  poor  substitute	for  Plan  9's
       replica(8)  and	dump  file  system.   (It is maintained	simultaneously
       using Mercurial;	see hg(1).)

       The first argument to cvs is a command, which determines	 the  form  of
       the rest	of the command line.

       The  login  command authenticates to the	remote server and records your
       password	in $HOME/.cvspass.  Use	an empty password: when	prompted, type
       a newline.

       The  checkout  command  downloads a copy	of the tree into the directory
       plan9, which it will create.  The argument plan9	is both	 the  name  of
       the  created  directory and the name used to tell the server which tree
       you want.  If you want to use a	different  name	 locally,  rename  the
       directory after running the command.

       From  directories  within  the  plan9 tree, the awkward -d is no	longer

       Cvs update incorporates recent changes from the CVS tree	into the local
       copy.   If the changes cannot be	merged because of locally-made changes
       that are	in the way, cvs	will leave a note in the file showing the dif-
       ferences	between	the local and remote file.

       The  -d	flag to	cvs update causes it to	update subdirectories as well.
       The -P flag causes cvs update to	remove directories that	have been emp-

       Cvs  status displays the	version	number (also called a revision number)
       for the local copy of the named files, as well as  the  number  of  the
       most  recent  version  on  the server.  Version numbers are of the form
       1.n, where n is a sequence number starting at 1.

       Cvs diff	runs Unix's diff(1) to compare files in	the  local  tree  with
       the  corresponding  files  in  the  CVS	tree.	By default it compares
       against the version that	was most recently incorporated into the	 local
       tree.   The  -r flag specifies an alternate version to compare against.
       The special revision HEAD refers	to the	most  recent  version  on  the
       server.	 The  -D  flag instructs cvs diff to use the version as	of the
       given date.  Almost any imaginable date format is acceptable: 20050110,
       1/10/2005,  'Jan	 10', yesterday, 'last week', 'two days	ago', 'a fort-
       night ago', and so on.  If two -r or -D options are  given,  those  two
       versions	are compared, and the local copy is ignored.

       Cvs diff	passes the -u or -c options to the Unix	diff.

       If  you	download  a  tar file from the web instead of checking out the
       tree with CVS, you can still use	the update and diff commands  to  stay
       up-to-date  and	to see what has	changed.  You will need	to run the cvs
       login command first to create your .cvspass file.

       The CVS tree can	be inspected on	the web	at

       Incorporate any changes made to the CVS tree since the last  check  out
       or update:

	      cd $PLAN9	cvs up -dP

       Compare libdraw against its source from January 1, 2005:

	      cd $PLAN9/src/libdraw cvs	diff -D20050101

       Check the entire	tree for changes made locally:

	      cd $PLAN9	cvs diff

       Check  the  entire  tree	 for changes between the local version and the
       most recent in the CVS tree.  This does not indicate which changes  are
       local ones and which are	changes	to the CVS tree	that have not yet been
       incorporated into the local tree.

	      cd $PLAN9	cvs diff -r HEAD

       Make cvs	less chatty by setting the global -q flag implicitly on	 every
       CVS command: cd $HOME echo 'cvs -q' > .cvsrc

       CVS    directory	containing CVS metadata	for parent

	      list  of	files  and wildcards to	exclude	from CVS operations in
	      this directory


       Unix's cvs(1),

       The CVS server is a read-only public copy of a private tree.  The dates
       on versions reflect the date the	changes	were made in the private tree,
       not the date the	change was made	public.

       On Mac OS X, cvs	will complain during a checkout	 that  some  files  in
       $PLAN9/troff/font/devutf	 are  ``in  the	way.''	This is	due to the Mac
       case-insensitive	file system and	the fact that troff has	 some  (rarely
       used) files whose names differ only in case.



Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:

home | help