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Version Management with CVS


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Version Management with CVS

by Per Cederqvist (Author)



ISBN: 9780954161712


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Describes how to use CVS, the concurrent version system for source-code management.

This manual describes how to use CVS, a powerful version control system. CVS tracks changes to source code and documents, allowing previous versions to be recovered at any time. Releases and branches can be tagged with symbolic names to record sets of files for permanent reference. CVS supports many advanced features including branching and merging, export and patch file generation, and tracking of third party sources (vendor branches). CVS can increase the efficiency of development teams by allowing concurrent development. CVS uses a conflict detection algorithm to allow multiple developers to work on the same files simultaneously. CVS is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). CVS runs on GNU (GNU/Linux) and Unix systems. CVS client software is also available for Microsoft Windows. This is a printed version of the official CVS manual. All the money raised from the sale of this book supports free software development and documentation.


ISBN 954161718
ISBN13 9780954161712
Publisher Network Theory Limited
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/12/2002
Pages 252
Weight (grammes) 375
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152

1. Overview
2. Repository
3. Starting a new project
4. Revisions
5. Branching and merging
6. Recursive behavior
7. Adding and removing
8. History browsing
9. Binary files
10. Multiple developers
11. Revision management
12. Keyword substitution
13. Tracking sources
14. Builds
15. Special Files
16. CVS commands
17. Invoking CVS
18. Administrative files
19. Environment variables
20. Compatibility
21. Troubleshooting
22. Credits
23. BUGS
24. Index