Several environment variables affect CVS. Some are read only when CVS is the client, and some are read only when CVS is the server. When the repository resides on the local machine, both sets are read.
The environment variables in the following list are read and used by the process that runs on the client computer and must be in the calling user's environment:
Used for debugging CVS in client/server mode. If set,
everything sent to the server is stored in the
$CVS_CLIENT_LOG.in file, and
everything received by the client is stored in
Used to set the port the client uses to connect to the
CVS server in
pserver modes. By default, the
client uses port 2401 (
pserver) or port 1999 (
kserver) to connect to the
A whitespace-separated list of filename patterns that
should be ignored. See the description of the
.cvsignore file, earlier in this
Used to set the editor CVS calls when it opens an editor for log messages. On Unix and GNU/Linux systems, the default editor is vi. Using CVSEDITOR is preferred over EDITOR and VISUAL, as other variables may be used by other programs.
Used to change the file CVS uses to store and retrieve
the password in
remote-access mode. The default file is
If set to
1, CVS tries to check out your sandbox in read-only mode. (CVS actually ...