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Online CVS Documentation
These works primarily concern CVS. None are published as
books, but they are available online.
CVS v1.12.12 Manual
2. The Repository
3. Starting a project with CVS
5. Branching and merging
6. Recursive behavior
7. Adding, removing, and renaming files and directories
8. History browsing
9. Handling binary files
10. Multiple developers
11. Revision management
12. Keyword substitution
13. Tracking third-party sources
14. How your build system interacts with CVS
15. Special Files
A. Guide to CVS commands
B. Quick reference to CVS commands
C. Reference manual for Administrative files
D. All environment variables which affect CVS
E. Compatibility between CVS Versions
H. Dealing with bugs in CVS or this manual
Printed CVS Documentation
The CVS reference card offers a complete list of CVS commands and
options for the command line CVS.
Books related to CVS
These books either discuss CVS in the text of the book or
come with a CD-ROM which includes CVS and/or CVS documentation.
- Practical Software Configuration
Management by Tim Mikkelsen and Suzanne Pherigo, 1997, gets
individuals and small teams started with configuration management.
The CD-ROM which accompanies the book includes a copy of CVS,
including binaries for Windows 95/NT.
- Programming with GNU Software by
Mike Loukides and Andy Oram, 1997, is an introduction to the GNU
software development tools running on UNIX. The CD-ROM which
accompanies the book includes a copy of CVS, including binaries for
six unix platforms.
- How to Set Up and Maintain a Web Site
by Lincoln D. Stein,
second edition, 1997, is a comprehensive yet concise introduction to
all aspects of running a web site. The CD-ROM which accompanies the
book includes a copy of CVS 1.3-s2.
Other Books of Interest to Programmers and Web Authors
- Applying RCS and SCCS,
offers a detailed discussion of the RCS and SCCS version control
tools, with particular emphasis on building scripts on top of RCS and
SCCS to accomplish version control tasks.
- Maximum RPM is the official,
definitive technical reference to the packaging system.
- The C Programming
Language, by Kernighan and Ritchie, is the best known and one
of the best books on the C language.
- The most widely read and most trusted book on C++ is The C++ Programming
- Using and porting the GNU C
Compiler is the user manual for the GCC C/C++ compiler.
- Debugging with GDB
is the user manual for the GDB debugger.
- GNU Emacs Manual is the user
manual for the Emacs editor/environment. It comes with a reference
- Programming Perl, better
known as the Camel Book, covers the perl scripting language in depth.
- Learning Perl, by Randal
L. Schwartz and Tom Christiansen, teaches you to program in the perl
- Learning Perl on Win32
Systems, by Randal L. Schwartz, and Tom
Christiansen, teaches you to program in the perl scripting language,
with additional information on Windows-specific topics.
- Practical Programming
in Tcl and Tk, Brent Welch, is a comprehensive guide to
programming in the tcl scripting language.
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