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With the CVS integration enabled, you can perform basic CVS operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.


The information provided in the topics listed below assumes that you are familiar with the basics of CVS version control system.

In this section:


  • IntelliJ IDEA comes bundled with CVS plugin. This plugin is turned on by default. If it is not, make sure that the plugin is enabled.
  • IntelliJ IDEA's CVS integration does not require a standalone CVS client. All you need is an account in your CVS repository.
  • CVS integration is enabled for the current project root or directory.

CVS support

  • When the CVS integration with IntelliJ IDEA is enabled, the CVS item appears on the VCS menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
  • The files in the folders under the CVS control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
  • Results of modifications show in the Changes tool window.
  • When using the CVS integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window. Its Console tab displays the following data:
    • All the commands generated based on the settings you specify through the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.
    • Information messages concerning the results of executing generated CVS commands.
    • Error messages.

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