SimBio CVS

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This page explains how to access the SimBio CVS repository. If you don't know yet about CVS, please read CVS first.

Accessing the repository

The SimBio CVS repository is found in cvsroot/ in the SimBio account.

From a FIAS machine (e.g., you can access the repository as follows. To check out the module <module>, use

 cvs -d /home/users/simbio/cvsroot co <module>

If you want to access the CVS remotely (i.e. from a non-FIAS computer), use

 cvs -d :ext:<user> co <module>

and replace <user> by your username.


The repository contains the following modules:

this module contains all other CVS modules
this module bundles all CVS modules that are related the publications of the SimBio group, i.e.
  • poster
  • papers
  • bibtex
posters of the group
papers of the group, structured according to our internal conventions
BibTeX files that contain the references used in the group.

SimBio CVS Administration

The whole CVS is group-writeable, i.e. everybody in the simbio Unix group can commit changes to the repository.

The file CVSROOT/loginfo contains lines that control the following:

  • Whenever anything is commited, the subdirectory of the commited file is checked for its permissions by the script internal/bin/check_permissions. This ensures that all directories in the repository are group-writeable.
  • Whenever anything is commited to the subdirectory bibtex, the script internal/bin/co_bibtex executes cvs update in the directory internal/bibtex. This ensures that the directory always contains an up-to-date version oft he bibtex files that can be accessed by the reference script.