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Using CVS within Eclipse: Commit a project into the repository


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
CVSNT 2.0.14 or higher
Eclipse 2.1.x or higher


Commit a project into CVS
  1. Right click project and select: Team | Share Project

    Share project

  2. Select CVS repository type and press Next button.

    Select repository type

  3. Select "Use existing repository location" and press Next button.

    Select CVS repository location

  4. Select "Use project name as module name" and press Next button.

    Select CVS module name

  5. Press button "Commit All Changes".

    "Tree", "Compressed Folder" and "Commit Sets" only shows you different views.
    The "Ingnore Selected Resource" removes the selected resource from being commited to CVS. It will not be deleted from your file system.

    Share project

  6. Press button "Details".

    Add to CVS control details

  7. You can select which files to add under CVS control.
    After you made the selection press Yes button.

    Add to CVS control details

  8. Add a commit comment and press OK button.

    Add CVS comment