The Caboteria / Tech Web / TechNotes > ProgrammingNotes / CvsTips (12 Nov 2007, TobyCabot)
CVS is the Concurrent Versions System, a file revision control system. It works nicely for distributed development, but is weak in branching and merging. It's by far the most popular version control system in the Open Source world, and is probably second only to MS source safe overall.

http://www.cvshome.org/ - the CVS home page

http://www.tortoisecvs.org/ - a very easy-to-use interface for Windows machines. Works by plugging into the Windows file manager, a really slick implementation.

Branching

Here are some tips that make branch management easier.

Misc

http://wimleers.com/blog/cvs-diff-new-files-fakeadd - HOWTO include new files in a patch if you don't have commit privilege.

-- TobyCabot - 03 Apr 2003

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