I keep forgetting commands I rarely use. So here’s my favorite CVS forgetter:
cvs import -m "Imported sources" yoyodyne/rdir yoyo start
Call this in the directory where your project IS. For example: cd projects/myproject. ‘start’ is just a release tag, ‘yoyo’ is the vendor tag and yoyodyne/rdir is the directory where your project is stored in the cvs.
Only delete the original source after an import, if you are sure the import worked!!!!!