Notes for CVS

View an old revision of a file

You can "update" a file to stdout using -p

cvs update -r 1.14 -p index.php

1234/path/to/repository: no such repository

You said something like cvs -d :pserver:hostname:1234/path/to/repository, but your client is older than version 1.11.x and doesn't understand host:port being part of the pserver path. You need to upgrade.

cvs commit: sticky tag `1.1' for file `foobar.ext' is not a branch

Take the sticky tag off the file with:

cvs update -A foobar.ext

CVS file system permissions

  • directories: 2770
  • files: 0440