Package cvs

Concurrent Versions System

CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is a version control system that can
record the history of your files (usually, but not always, source
code). CVS only stores the differences between versions, instead of
every version of every file you have ever created. CVS also keeps a log
of who, when, and why changes occurred.

CVS is very helpful for managing releases and controlling the
concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. Instead of
providing version control for a collection of files in a single
directory, CVS provides version control for a hierarchical collection
of directories consisting of revision controlled files. These
directories and files can then be combined together to form a software

General Commands
Command Description
cvs Concurrent Versions System
File Formats
File Description
cvs Concurrent Versions System support files
cvs.csh C shell log-in script for CVS users Bourne shell log-in script for CVS users
System Administration
Command Description
cvsbug send problem report (PR) about CVS to a central support site