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CVS is a version control system, which allows you to keep old versions of files (usually source code), keep a log of who, when, and why changes occurred, etc., like RCS or SCCS. Unlike the simpler systems, CVS does not just operate on one file at a time or one directory at a time, but operates on hierarchical collections of directories consisting of version controlled files. CVS helps to manage releases and to control the concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. CVS allows triggers to enable/log/control various operations and works well over a wide area network.

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2008-05-11 21:49

An "-n" option to revert the "-N" option was introduced. The command "cvs blame" as an alias to "cvs annotate" was added. A new "IgnoreUnknownConfigKeys" config option was added. Data loss on crashes of heavily loaded systems is now avoided. Locking during import was corrected. A server hang with enabled compression was fixed. Applying diffs when checking out very old revisions was sped up significantly. Several other improvements and bugfixes were made.
Tags: Minor feature enhancements

2005-05-20 18:05

This release fixes several minor security issues, including
CAN-2005-0753, several minor potential vulnerabilities in the
contributed Perl scripts, and compilation on IRIX 5.3.
Tags: Minor security fixes

2005-03-22 18:17

This release fixes a few serious bugs in both the
CVS client and server. An intermittent assertion
failure on checkout was fixed. A final fix for the
infamous "Red File" bug on Windows was included.
An upgrade is recommended for all clients and
Tags: Major bugfixes

2004-08-19 22:32

This version fixes several serious security holes in the CVS server executable as well as fixing one other minor bug in both the CVS client and server. It is recommended for all CVS clients and servers.
Tags: Major security fixes

2004-01-09 12:02

This release fixes two security issues with root access and
file system traversal. Furthermore, it includes some fixes
for case sensitivity, symbolic link handling, portability,
and the build process.
Tags: Major security fixes

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