Using anonymous CVS

cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/<project> login
cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/<project> co <module>

Browsing CVS

CVS Repositories can be browsed online from http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/. If you want to link to a particular project's repository, append the project name to the end of the URL (eg. http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/xorg/).

Using developer CVS

  • Get a username:
  • Using your username.
    • export CVS_RSH=ssh
    • export CVSROOT=:ext:<developer>@cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/<project> cvs -z3 co <module>
    • If you specified a passphrase when running ssh-keygen, then you must enter that passphrase now.