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User Environment Variables

There are three main environment variables you will need to have set, EDITOR, CVS_RSH and CVSROOT. Chances are, EDITOR is already set the way you like it. CVS_RSH must be set to ssh. CVSROOT is the location of the directory that will contain the repository. If it is not, now is a good chance to take care of it. It is best to set these variables in your shell configuration file. For example, adding the following lines:
export CVS_RSH=ssh
export EDITOR=emacs
export CVSROOT=/home/cvsroot

Frank Starmer 2004-05-19