CVS reads the calling user’s environment variables, described in the following list. The variables in the list are read and used by the process that runs on the client computer. Note that these variables must be in the calling user’s environment, so different users may experience different behavior.
In local-access mode, CVS uses both client and server environment variables.
Used for debugging CVS in client/server mode. This variable should be
set to a
filename. If it is set, everything sent
to the server is stored in the
and everything received by the client is stored in
Used to set the port the client uses to connect to the CVS server in
pserver modes. By default, clients use port 2401
port 1999 (
kserver) to connect to the server.
A whitespace-separated list of filename patterns that should be
.cvsignore in the previous section.
Used to set the editor CVS calls when it opens an editor for log
messages. On Unix and Linux systems, this variable defaults to
customize CVS is preferred, as the other variables may be used by
other programs as well.
CVSEDITOR is searched
VISUAL last. If the
editor CVS option is used, it overrides the environment
Used to change the file CVS uses to store and retrieve the ...