There are several ways to tell CVS
where to find the repository. You can name the
repository on the command line explicitly, with the
-d (for "directory") option:
cvs -d /usr/local/cvsroot checkout yoyodyne/tc
Or you can set the
variable to an absolute path to the root of the
repository, /usr/local/cvsroot in this example.
users should have this line in their .cshrc or
setenv CVSROOT /usr/local/cvsroot
bash users should instead have these lines in their
.profile or .bashrc:
CVSROOT=/usr/local/cvsroot export CVSROOT
A repository specified with
$CVSROOT environment variable.
Once you’ve checked a working copy out from the
repository, it will remember where its repository is
(the information is recorded in the
CVS/Root file in the working copy).
-d option and the CVS/Root file both
$CVSROOT environment variable. If
-d option differs from CVS/Root, the
former is used. Of course, for proper operation they
should be two ways of referring to the same repository.