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linux.ie (Ireland): Getting started with CVS.

Jul 29, 2000, 18:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave O Connor)

[ Thanks to Ken Guest for this link. ]

"CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is a utility used to keep several versions of a set of files, and to allow several developers to work on a project together. It allows developers to see who is editing files, what changes they made to them, and when and why that happened. Many programming projects (both open-source and proprietary) use CVS nowadays. Ever wonder why there seem to be directories called 'CVS' in a source package you just downloaded? That's the developer who packaged it being lazy. Ever see one of these:

$Id: cvs-tutorial.txt,v 1.8 2000/07/21 20:31:40 doc Exp $

in a source file, and wonder what it means? I'll be telling you how to decipher such things, and how to make them appear in your project source files later."

"CVS, along with the likes of Bugzilla, are some of the tools that you use once, and never stop using. Trust me. You'll love it."

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