"The beauty of open source is that it makes code freely
available. The curse is that, without some method of organizing it,
code development can devolve into chaos. CVS, the Concurrent
Version System, is an open source tool for managing source code,
designed to allow multiple users to work on the same file at the
same time, using a shared directory. Under CVS, multiple users can
check out files from a directory tree, make changes, and then
commit those changes back into the directory."
"The latest release from O'Reilly, "CVS Pocket Reference", is a
quick reference guide to help administrators and users set up and
manage source code development. This small book, the ultimate
companion for open source developers, covers CVS Version 1.10.8 and
delivers the core concepts of version control, along with a
complete command reference and guide to configuration and
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