what it is

The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) tracks and organizes revisions to a set of files, and allows multiple people to work on the same files without stepping on each other's toes.

The term "pserver" is short for "password-authenticating server". It means you can create usernames and passwords for each member of your team.

Here's how it works:

Unlike some version control tools, CVS does not require locking, which means several people can work on the same file at the same time. CVS merges the changes automatically, or alerts you of any conflict.

People use CVS for:

In fact, any time you need to maintain and track revisions to your files, CVS can help.

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