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From "Perkins, Kristian" <>
Subject RE: Problems using Ant CVS command
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2004 23:21:40 GMT
Yes the environment variable $CVS_PASSFILE can be set to change .cvspass
file location on the command line.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Ivanov [] 
Sent: Monday, 19 July 2004 7:00 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Problems using Ant CVS command

--- Johan Vromans CPWR
<> wrote:
> Ivan Ivanov wrote:
> > I think <property name="cvspass" value="cvspass"/>
> > must be <property name="cvspass"
> value=".cvspass"/>
> > 
> > CVS usually stores its passwords in .cvspass files
> ... which is located in your HOME directory, not in
> the current directory.

By default CVS stores the password in $HOME/.cvspass.
but location of .cvspass can be changed with Ant:
<cvs command="-q diff -u -N" output="patch.txt" passfile=${cvspass}/>,
and you can set cvspass property to point whereever you like.

I also sure that .cvspass location can be changed
using clients like WinCVS and maybe LinCVS, but I do
not know how this can be done with the command-line
client. A quick google found this thread[1] (pretty
old however but mentions Ant) about changing .cvspass

Regards Ivan

> -- Johan
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