cvs login - how to log into a CVS server using SSH

CVS login FAQ: How do I login to a CVS server using SSH?

cvs login - a Windows example

Here's how I do a "cvs login" to our CVS server using SSH, on a Windows PC:

cvs login

Note that the only real different thing here is that you specify the ssh protocol for communicating with the server.

Note that I also like to set the CVSROOT early on, as it makes all subsequent commands a lot easier (i.e., you don't have to keep doing the crazy "-d" command stuff).

cvs login - a Linux example

And this is what I just did on a Linux workstation to perform a CVS login using SSH:

prompt> export CVSROOT=:ext:USER@MY_SERVER:/home/cvs/
prompt> export CVS_RSH=ssh
prompt> cvs co MY_MODULE

In this example USER, MY_SERVER, and MY_MODULE all need to be replaced by your actual variables.