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A Python client for CVS projects

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A python client for CVS repositories.

Yeah, I know that CVS is a hundred years old, but sometimes you are stick to work with it. This utility is your best buddy to help you out! :)


  • No password prompting
  • Beautiful output
  • Recursive addition


It runs only on Python 3 and depends on some libraries (available at PyPI):

  • pexpect>=4.1.0
  • colorama>=0.3.7


Install from PyPI:

pip3 install pycvs

Supported commands

This contains the current supported commands:

Checkout a brand new repository or update an existing one:

% pycvs checkout <repo>
Checking out repository repo

385 files checked out
70 directories checked out

% pycvs update <repo>

Get current status of a repository:

% cd my_repo
% pycvs status
On branch HEAD
Untracked files:
 (use cvs add <file>... to add them for commit)


Changes staged for commit:
 (use cvs commit... to check them in)


Add new files to repository. It works recursively:

% cd my_repo
% pycvs add foo/
Directory foo added
	staging foo/bla to commit
	staging foo/ble to commit

Diff the modified files from the server:

% pycvs diff [parameters]
(open a less windows with the differences in the unified syntax and colors)

Log the file history from the server:

% pycvs log [parameters]
(open a less windown with file's revisions, tags...)

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