Command-Line Syntax and Options

CVS supports a number of command-line options that you can use to control various aspects of CVS behavior. Each CVS subcommand has its own options, as well.

The syntax of any CVS command is as follows:

    cvs [cvs-options] [command] [command-options-and-arguments]

The cvs-options modify the behavior of the main CVS code, rather than the code for a specific command.

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