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Re: Can CVS do this?

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Can CVS do this?
Date: 4 Dec 2002 16:24:45 -0800

Jeff Lanzarotta <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Hello,
> We are looking into *upgrading* from RCS to CVS and I have a question 
> about CVS.

Gee, only 16 years after the first release of CVS was posted to
Usenet. :)

> What we are looking at CVS to do for us is give us the ability to take 
> the current version of ALL files in these directories and mark them 
> using a tag, like 'Project-X-1-0'.

Yes; this was the main idea behind CVS from the beginning; to operate
on groups of RCS files arranged in a tree, rather than one file at a

> Then down the road as development 
> continues, if we need to get back to 'Project-X-1-0', we could ask CVS 
> to give us ALL the files in all the directories for that tag.
> Can CVS do something like this?

Not only that, but it can commit changes throughout that file tree in
one logical operation, without anyone having to lock anything. It can
branch the entire tree at once, and merge at once. Doesn't that just
make your head pop off! :)

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