HOWTO Access The CVS Server

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For those who don't like to read, here is the information you'll need (replace $user with your username and $repository with your repository name):

Use CVS_RSH="ssh" with the URL being :ext:$user@cvs.iat.sfu.ca:/var/cvsroot/$repository

Command Line on Linux

Checkout

# export CVSROOT=:ext:username@cvs.iat.sfu.ca:/var/cvsroot/projectname
# export CVS_RSH=ssh
# cvs checkout modulename

Update

# cvs update modulename

Eclipse on Windows

To checkout a repository with Eclipse, use the Import Project tool from CVS. Enter the information below with Your projectname, and Your username/password

Eclipse-cvs-checkout.gif

Then, select Use an existing module to see a list of which modules you can checkout (they will be listed below).

Eclipse-cvs-checkout-module.gif