This access method allows you to connect to a
repository on your local disk via the remote protocol.
In other words it does pretty much the same thing as
:local:, but various quirks, bugs and the like are
those of the remote CVS rather than the local
For day-to-day operations you might prefer either
:fork:, depending on your
preferences. Of course
:fork: comes in
particularly handy in testing or
cvs and the remote protocol.
Specifically, we avoid all of the network-related
setup/configuration, timeouts, and authentication
inherent in the other remote access methods but still
create a connection which uses the remote protocol.
To connect using the
fork method, use
‘:fork:’ and the pathname to your local
repository. For example:
cvs -d :fork:/usr/local/cvsroot checkout foo
:ext:, the server is called ‘cvs’
by default, or the value of the