CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is a tool used by many software developers to manage changes within their source code tree. CVS provides the means to store not only the current version of a piece of source code, but a record of all changes (and who made those changes) that have occurred to that source code. Use of CVS is particularly common on projects with multiple developers, since CVS ensures changes made by one developer are not accidentally removed when another developer posts their changes to the source tree.
In order to access a CVS repository, you must install a special piece of software called a CVS client. CVS clients are available for most any operating system. Information about CVS client software may be found in our document titled Recommended User Software Configuration.
This project's SourceForge.net CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous (pserver) CVS with the following instruction set. The module you wish to check out must be specified as the modulename. When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key. To determine the names of the modules created by this project, you may examine their CVS repository via the provided web-based CVS repository viewer.
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/columba login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/columba co -P modulename
Information about accessing this CVS repository may be found in our document titled, CVS (Version Control for Source Code) .
Updates from within the module's directory do not need the -d parameter.
UNIX file and directory names are case sensitive. The path to the project CVSROOT must be specified using lowercase characters (i.e. /cvsroot/project3)