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Log In to the CVS Site Repository

To start exchanging files and information with the CVS server computer, you need to send your login credentials, which include the same username and password you use to get your email from interactivate.com. Here's how to log in to the CVS server at the command prompt:

$ cd development
cvs login (Logging in to sean@durak.dyn.ml.org) CVS
password:
$
Figure 2: jCVS Login Dialogs
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Depending on your working environment, you may need to execute the cvs login command just once, or more often. CVS will provide an instructive message reminding you to login when it is necessary. The graphical CVS interfaces are pretty self explanatory, such as jCVS (Figure 2). If you're using CVS with our server for the very first time, you may experience an error message similar to:

cvs checkout: Sorry, you don't have read/write access to the history
file cvs [checkout aborted]:
/usr/local/cvs-repository/CVSROOT/history: Permission denied

This is a dead giveaway the we have not added your username to the special cvs group on the CVS site server. Please send email to: help@interactivate.com and include a copy of the error message, including the command that got you there.


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