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CVS--Concurrent Versions System v1.11.1.1

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4. Revisions

For many uses of CVS, one doesn't need to worry too much about revision numbers; CVS assigns numbers such as 1.1, 1.2, and so on, and that is all one needs to know. However, some people prefer to have more knowledge and control concerning how CVS assigns revision numbers.

If one wants to keep track of a set of revisions involving more than one file, such as which revisions went into a particular release, one uses a tag, which is a symbolic revision which can be assigned to a numeric revision in each file.

4.1 Revision numbers  The meaning of a revision number
4.2 Versions, revisions and releases  Terminology used in this manual
4.3 Assigning revisions  
4.4 Tags--Symbolic revisions  
4.5 Specifying what to tag from the working directory  The cvs tag command
4.6 Specifying what to tag by date or revision  The cvs rtag command
4.7 Deleting, moving, and renaming tags  Adding, renaming, and deleting tags
4.8 Tagging and adding and removing files  Tags with adding and removing files
4.9 Sticky tags  Certain tags are persistent

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