Ruby CVS Repository Guide

The source code of Ruby is stored in CVS repositories. You can walk them around by CVSweb:

  • http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/

Anonymous CVS is also available:

$ cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/src login
(Logging in to anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org)
CVS password: 
$ cvs -z4 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/src co ruby

$ cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/doc login
(Logging in to anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org)
CVS password: 
$ cvs -z4 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/doc co doc

$ cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/www login
(Logging in to anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org)
CVS password: 
$ cvs -z4 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/www co www

No password is required. Please just press Enter.

In addition, CVSup is also available:

  • http://cvs.ruby-lang.org/cvsup/

You’ll find “supfiles” here. With them, you can get a part of or a whole repository by means of CVSup.

That’s all, folks! Happy hacking!