Setting Up CVS
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:
- Choose CVS > Checkout from the main menu.
- 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.
- Enter the required repository and user settings.
- 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.
- On the CVS Checkout Page, specify the modules you want to check out.
- To check out the entire repository select the All checkbox.
- To check out specific components, select the Module(s) checkbox and
enter the full path to the directory in the Modules field. Alternately,
you can click the Select button to choose from a list of all of the modules
in the repository.
- Click Finish to complete the repository setup and begin checking out the
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.
- If you want to set up a local repository, you must do so manually using a
CVS command line client. For information, see the CVS documentation at: