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cvs -d ~/cvsroot init
Now add a line to your .cshrc or .bashrc file that sets the environment variable CVSROOT to $HOME/cvsroot. This will tell CVS where your default repository is.
cvs import -m "dir structure" cvsexample yourname start
"yourname" and "start" are really unimportant - they are just version and "vendor" labels. "cvsexample" tells CVS to store the archive in a directory cvsexample. Also, when you checkout cvsexample later, it will create a directory called cvsexample.
Now you completely erase ~/cvsexample, because you're going to check it out as a CVS working directory:
rm -r cvsexample
cvs checkout cvsexample
Now you have a directory called cvsexample, which should have a subdirectory called CVS. (all directories under CVS control will have this subdirectory).
cvs add sample.tex
cvs add sample.tex
You should get a message saying that CVS has added the file, but you should use CVS commit to permanently add them. Go ahead and commit them:
cvs commit -m "original file" sample.tex
If you omit the -m "original file" then cvs will start up your default editor for you to type a log message.
Adding directories works with
cvs add too.
Now change sample.tex and run cvs update again. It puts an M next to sample.tex indicating that you modified it.
Let's look at what we've changed with cvs diff:
cvs diff sample.tex
CVS prints a nice summary of what you've changed compared with the repository version. Now check in the change to the repository:
cvs commit sample.tex
When you do this, CVS pops up an editor. Just type a line like "first changes to file" on the first line and save/exit the editor.
Notice that the revision number is now 1.2.