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CVS-RCS-HOWTO Document for Linux (Source Code Control System)

Al Dev (Alavoor Vasudevan) alavoor[AT]

v22.9, 28 March 2003

This document is a "practical guide" to very quickly setup CVS/RCS source code control system. This document has custom shell scripts that are wrappers on top of CVS. These scripts provide an easy user interface for CVS. Several shell scripts are provided to make RCS easier to use. The information in this document applies to Linux and as well as to all other flavors of Unix like Solaris, HPUX, AIX, SCO, Sinix, BSD, SCO, Apple Macintosh (which is BSD unix) etc.. and BeOS.

1. Introduction

2. Which One Is for Me? CVS or RCS

3. Setting up CVS

4. Intro to CVS Commands

5. Strong, Weak or No Locking

6. Shell Scripts

7. CVS Documentation

8. Graphical Front Ends

9. CVS for MS Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

10. Security of CVS Repository

11. Remote, Multi-User CVS Repository

12. RCS Shell Scripts

13. Performance Tuning of a CVS Server

14. Problem Reporting System

15. Configuration Management System Tools

16. Related Sites

17. SCCS v/s CVS-RCS

18. Other Formats of this Document

19. CVS Shell Scripts

20. Copyright and License

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