zez.org: Version Control Management with CVS - Part 1Nov 07, 2000, 00:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Borsodi)
[ Thanks to Paul K Egell-Johnsen for this link. ]
"CVS is a Version Control System which helps multiple developers manage software projects. I'll not discuss whether or not CVS is the best choice over other free and commercial Version Control Systems, I'll instead show how CVS is used and give some small tips. This first part deals with setting up CVS locally, checking out a project and getting updates."
"Before you start using CVS you'd better setup a couple of environment variables. All examples uses bash syntax."
"First the CVS root needs to be set, this tells the CVS program
were to look for projects unless another root is set explicitly.
The CVSROOT variable consists of four items: