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Connecting Eclipse to a CVS Repository using pserver protocol


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
CVSNT 2.0.51 or higher

  1. Select perspective: CVS Repository Exploring.

  2. Right click in this perspective and select: New | Repository Location.

  3. Enter the following values:

    Host: enter the ip-address or machine name where the CVS Repository is hosted.
    Repository path: the location of the CVS Repository.
    User: your CVS username
    Password: your CVS password
    Connection type: a protocol used to remotely access the CVS repository (usually it is pserver)
    Select Port: Default port is 2401

    Here below an example:

    Connect Eclipse to a CVS Repository

  4. Press Finish button.

  5. Expand the folders.

    CVS Folders

  6. In the HEAD folder, you can find all CVS stored projects.

  7. To checkout a project, right click the project name and select option checkout.