Configuring a CVS Connection

Before you can add projects to or export projects from CVS, you must define your CVS repository settings. This procedure describes how to configure a connection to a CVS repository.


  • Installed CVS plugin

  • pre-configured CVS server

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Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To add a new CVS repository:

  1. Open the CVS perspective by going to Window | Open Perspective | Other | CVS Repository Exploring.

  2. In the CVS Repositories view, click the Add CVS Repository button on the view's toolbar -or- right-click within the view and select New | Repository Location.
    The "Add CVS Repository" dialog will open.

  1. Enter the information required to identify and connect to the repository location:

  • Host - The host address (e.g.

  • Repository path - The path to the repository on the host (e.g /usr/local/cvsroot)

  • User - The user name with which you connect to the repository.

  • Password - The password for the user name.

  • Connection Type - The authentication protocol for the CVS server.  
    There are four connection methods:

  1. pserver - a CVS specific connection method.

  2. extssh - an SSH 2.0 client.

  3. pserverssh2 - provides a pserver connection over ssh2.

  4. ext - the CVS ext connection method which uses an external tool such as SSH to connect to the repository.

  • If the host uses a custom port, enable Use Port and enter the port number.

  1. Click Finish to create your connection.

Your CVS repository will now be added to the CVS Repository view.


See Creating a CVS Repository Location in the Workbench User Guide for more information.


Additional user guides can be accessed from inside Zend Studio by going to Help | Help Contents, or from the Eclipse Online Documentation site (