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The overall format of all CVS commands is:
cvs [ cvs_options ] cvs_command [ command_options ] [ command_args ]
The name of the CVS program.
Some options that affect all sub-commands of CVS. These are described below.
One of several different sub-commands. Some of the commands have aliases that can be used instead; those aliases are noted in the reference manual for that command. There are only two situations where you may omit `cvs_command': `cvs -H' elicits a list of available commands, and `cvs -v' displays version information on CVS itself.
Options that are specific for the command.
Arguments to the commands.
There is unfortunately some confusion between
When given as a
cvs_option, some options only
affect some of the commands. When given as a
command_option it may have a different meaning, and
be accepted by more commands. In other words, do not
take the above categorization too seriously. Look at
the documentation instead.
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