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The How, When, and Why of CVS in NetBeans > Using Command-Line CVS Support

Using Command-Line CVS Support

As mentioned above, NetBeans possesses two means of accessing CVS repositories:

  1. An installable module that implements most of a CVS client in Java

  2. A facility for issuing CVS commands via the operating system shell to an external CVS client implementation

Generally, CVS operations in NetBeans default to mounting via built-in CVS. This is as it should be, because the built-in CVS client is quite reliable and there’s no reason that chasing down problems in versioning operations under NetBeans should be muddied by having to audit the behavior of your external CVS client. There are, however, a couple of reasons you might end up using command-line support via an external client for your CVS operations:


  

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