5.4. Initial Setup
To make life easier in the future with regards to updating the CVS
tree create the file $HOME/.cvsrc and
insert the following lines. This configures useful defaults for
the three most commonly used CVS commands. Do this now before
proceeding any further.
diff -u -b -B
update -d -P
Also, if you are on a slow net link (like a dialup), you will want
to add a line containing cvs -z5 in this file.
This turns on a useful compression level for all CVS commands.