(cvs.info)Connecting via fork
Connecting with fork -------------------- This access method allows you to connect to a repository on your local disk via the remote protocol. In other words it does pretty much the same thing as `:local:', but various quirks, bugs and the like are those of the remote CVS rather than the local CVS. For day-to-day operations you might prefer either `:local:' or `:fork:', depending on your preferences. Of course `:fork:' comes in particularly handy in testing or debugging `cvs' and the remote protocol. Specifically, we avoid all of the network-related setup/configuration, timeouts, and authentication inherent in the other remote access methods but still create a connection which uses the remote protocol. To connect using the `fork' method, use `:fork:' and the pathname to your local repository. For example: cvs -d :fork:/usr/local/cvsroot checkout foo As with `:ext:', the server is called `cvs' by default, or the value of the `CVS_SERVER' environment variable.
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