This chapter is a comprehensive reference of all CVS commands, with a brief summary of what each does. It is intended to be useful as a quick reference, not a tutorial.
CVS supports a number of command-line
options that you can use to control various aspects of CVS behavior.
Command-specific options are described in Section 10.2, later in this
chapter. This section focuses on options that you pass to the
cvs executable itself, not to any specific CVS
The syntax of any CVS command is as follows:
cvs-options modify the behavior of the main
CVS code, rather than the code for a specific command. The following
options are valid:
Authenticate all network traffic. Without this option, the initial connection for the command is authenticated, but later traffic along the same data stream is assumed to be from the same source.
This option is available only with GSS-API connections, but if you
ssh as your
replacement in the
ext connection mode,
ssh authenticates the data stream.
This option is supported if it is listed in
--help-options. The command-line client can be
compiled to support it by using the
--enable-client option to the