Originally Posted by ShaqDiesel
what is the difference between add and import?
'import' adds all files from an existing directory (and subdirs) at once to CVS. Use this when you have a project already and want to start using CVS with it. Then move (or delete) the directory out of the way, or go to another directory and do a checkout to have a CVS working copy you can work on using CVS. You can then start using it.
IIRC you could also 'add' all the files one-by-one instead of doing an 'import', and then do the checkout. 'import' is merely a convenience thing to start using CVS on an existing project.