How to set up WinCVS with ssh

Install Win CVS

Download the recommended version from

Install the program.


These instructions are specific to Magicmonster's working cvs environment.

Go to Admin > Preferences and enter CVSROOT as user@host:/dir/to/cvs. Set the authentication to > ssh server.

Go to the Ports tab, click the checkbox called 'Check for an alternate rsh name:' and put the path to the Cygwin ssh there


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