Setting Up CVS

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In the IDE, no special setup is necessary in order to use CVS. You need only to check out the files located in a remote repository to a local working directory on your system. In the process of checking out, the IDE automatically registers the working directory where your local copies of version-controlled files and their status information will be stored.

If you have previously checked out files to a local working directory on your system using another VCS executable or the command line, you can still work with the files using the IDE's CVS support. The IDE automatically recognizes the files as versioned files, enabling you to call CVS commands on them.

See Checking Out Files from a Remote Repository for more information.

To check out files using CVS:

  1. Choose CVS > Checkout from the main menu.
  2. Designate an empty directory to contain the local version of the files by clicking Browse and navigating to its location. Alternately, you can enter it directly in the Working Directory field.
  3. Enter the required repository and user settings.
  4. If you wish to download copies of the files in the repository to your working directory, select the Perform Checkout checkbox and click Next. Otherwise, click Finish to exit the customizer.
  5. On the CVS Checkout Page, specify the modules you want to check out.
  6. Click Finish to complete the repository setup and begin checking out the files.
  7. The IDE runs the Check out command on the selected files and the Output window opens to report download progress of the files to your working directory.