Have you forgotten your CVS password? If you have performed a cvs login on the machine in the past then you should have a .cvspass file stored in your home directory. This file contains an encrypted version of your password, and you can easily recover your password from it. Its contents will look something like this.

/1 :pserver:user@server:2401/cvs A:yZZ30 e

Your password is the cipher text at the end of the line.

This Java program can be used to recover your CVS password.


Figure 1: Screenshot of CVS Password Recovery Tool