SVN updates (for all versions of Tiki) will stop in January 2023. This coincides with when Tiki18 reaches end of life. However, even if you use another version (like Tiki 21x) from SVN, you will stop getting updates because the Git and SVN combined workflow will be retired. You should get your updates from Git. See also: Tiki Version control history.

The information below is out-of-date

Please see download and TRIM instead

Get the latest CVS using the command line

Getting Tiki CVS for the first time :

cvs login

cvs -z3 co tikiwiki

Getting the proper branch

cvs login
cvs co -r BRANCH-1-9 -d tiki-1.9 tikiwiki

It will create a new directory named tiki-1.9/
Note : the name of the tag, despite it can suggest it's the rc1, is actually the name of the branch... historical mistake perpetuated...

The Available branches are BRANCH-1-9 and HEAD (that last one is the default you'll have if you don't specify the branch name with the -r param).

The module is tikiwiki, including the tikiwiki source code, including smarty and adodb third party source code. If you only need the tiki source and use your own smarty and adodb, you can use the module named tiki instead of tikiwiki.


Getting only the parts of Tiki that have changed :

cvs login

cvs up -dP

Getting the docs from CVS :

cvs login

cvs co tiki-docs

This will create a tiki-docs/


Bash script to update only Tiki parts that have changed :

Open your console in the directory with tiki, in my case /var/www/html. Then type :


I copy pasted the text into vi. The copy part is easy ctrl +c pasting into the console is ctrl+ shift+v

#! /bin/sh
# this should do the trick
# Where you tikiwiki is


cvs -d $CVROOT login
cvs -d $CVROOT up -dP

# Because you are set ENV with CVSROOT, you can just do this
# cvs up -dP

rm -fR tiki/templates_c/%%*

# Need if you don't want anonymous can install in your site
rm -f tiki-install.php

then to exit vi :

escape> :> wq enter>

Make this script an executable:

chmod a+x enter>

ls and the should be there. Then all you need to do at the root shell is