This task allows to retrieve a CVS client and server version. Since Ant 1.6.1.


Attribute Description Required
Attributes from parent Cvs task which are meaningful here
cvsRoot the CVSROOT variable. No
cvsRsh the CVS_RSH variable. No
dest directory containing the checked out version of the project No, default is project's basedir.
package the package/module to check out. No
port Port used by CVS to communicate with the server. No, default port 2401.
passfile Password file to read passwords from. No, default file ~/.cvspass.
failonerror Stop the build process if the command exits with a return code other than 0. Defaults to false No
Specific attributes
clientversionproperty Name of a property where the cvsclient version should be stored No
serverversionproperty Name of a property where the cvs server version should be stored No


  <cvsversion cvsRoot=":pserver:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:/home/cvspublic"


finds out the cvs client and server versions and stores the versions in the properties called apachecvsversion and localcvsversion

Source: Apache Ant