Requires: nothing. (Repository required for server functions).
Return information about available protocols on the client or server. Also list the current cvsignore and cvswrappers settings.
Without any parameters this lists available protocols:
$ cvs info Available protocols: local (internal) ext ext 126.96.36.1992 fork fork 188.8.131.522 gserver gserver 184.108.40.2062 (Active Directory) ntserver ntserver 220.127.116.112 pserver pserver 18.104.22.1682 server server 22.214.171.1242 ssh ssh 126.96.36.1992 sspi sspi 188.8.131.522
For information about an individual protocol specify the prototocol name on the command line.
$ cvs info pserver Name: pserver Version: pserver 184.108.40.2062 (Debug) Syntax: :pserver[;keyword=value...]:[username[:password]@]host[:port][:]/path Username: Optional Password: Optional Hostname: Required Port: Optional Client: Yes Server: Yes Login: Yes Encryption: No Impersonation: CVS Builtin Keywords available: username Username (alias: user) password Password (alias: pass) hostname Hostname (alias: host) port Port proxy Proxy server proxyport Proxy server port (alias: proxy_port) tunnel Proxy protocol (aliases: proxyprotocol,proxy_protocol) proxyuser Proxy user (alias: proxy_user) proxypassword Proxy passsord (alias: proxy_password)
The format is designed to be easily parsed by frontends. Its layout does not change between cvs versions, however lines may be added or deleted from the output.
Specifying cvswrappers or cvsignore dumps out the internal state of these files. It is possible to have duplicates, as the list is built up of both the client and server contents. When parsed however the client always takes precedence over the server setting.
Return client-side information. Returns all protocols available to the client
Return server-side information. Returns protocols that a client can use to communicate with the server. This does not include local or external protocols.
(Where supported) list available cvsnt servers on the local network. This currently requires mdns support on the client.
Find out as much as possible about a remote cvsnt server. For this command to succeed the remote server must support the cvsnt enumeration protocol.
$ cvs info -r cvs.cvsnt.org Server: CVSNT Public Repository Version: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.01 (Travis) Build 2010 Protocols: gserver pserver sserver sspi Repositories: /usr/local/cvs CVSNT Main repository Anonymous username: cvs Anonymous protocol: pserver Default repository: /usr/local/cvs Anonymous login: :pserver:email@example.com:/usr/local/cvs Recommended login: :sspi:cvs.cvsnt.org:/usr/local/cvs
The layout will remain the same as much as possible in future revisions to facilitate automatic parsing. Parsers should ignore elements that they do not understand.