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This is a complete list of all environment variables that affect CVS.
updatewill try hard to make the files in your working directory read-only. When this is not set, the default behavior is to permit modification of your working files.
$CVSROOTis not set, or if you wish to override it for one invocation, you can supply it on the command line: `cvs -d cvsroot cvs_command...' Once you have checked out a working directory, CVS stores the appropriate root (in the file `CVS/Root'), so normally you only need to worry about this when initially checking out a working directory.
$EDITOR. See 1.3.2 Committing your changes.
$RCSBINis not set, and no path is compiled into CVS, it will use
$PATHto try to find all programs it uses.
HOME. On Windows NT, the system will set
HOMEDRIVE, for example to `d:' and
HOMEPATH, for example to `\joe'. On Windows 95, you'll probably need to set
:ext:access method is specified. see section 2.9.2 Connecting with rsh.
cvs. see section 2.9.2 Connecting with rsh
cvs login server. Default value is `$HOME/.cvspass'. see section 188.8.131.52 Using the client with password authentication
$CVS_CLIENT_LOG.in' and everything sent from the server is logged into `
CVS_IGNORE_REMOTE_ROOThas no effect.
TMPDIR. See section A.4 Global options, for a description of how to specify this. Some parts of CVS will always use `/tmp' (via the
tmpnamfunction provided by the system).
On Windows NT,
TMP is used (via the
function provided by the system).
patch program which is used by the CVS
TMPDIR, and if it is not set, uses
`/tmp' (at least with GNU patch 2.1). Note that
if your server and client are both running CVS
1.9.10 or later, CVS will not invoke an external
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