"CVS is a Version Control System which helps multiple
developers manage software projects. I'll not discuss whether
or not CVS is the best choice over other free and commercial
Version Control Systems, I'll instead show how CVS is used and give
some small tips. This first part deals with setting up CVS locally,
checking out a project and getting updates."
"Before you start using CVS you'd better setup a couple of
environment variables. All examples uses bash syntax."
"First the CVS root needs to be set, this tells the CVS program
were to look for projects unless another root is set explicitly.
The CVSROOT variable consists of four items:
1. The protocol type, this can either be the use of pserver, remote
shell execution (RSH and SSH) or locally.
2. The user name which has CVS access.
3. The server on which the repository resides.
4. The path on the server to the repository."