August 24, 2000
Little Book Packs a Lot of Info on CVS
Sebastopol, CA--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,
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 repository setup.
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CVS Pocket Reference
By Gregor N. Purdy
1st Edition August 2000
0-596-00003-0, 79 pages, $9.95 (US)
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