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(8) Revision Control - RCS
RCS - Revision Control System
Walter Tichy at Purdue, from 1982 onward.
Very stable code, still in use
Single file management, with strict locking to guard against conflicting updates
8+ commands, but in practice only
(Check-out) are needed frequently.
Each controlled file has a corresponding RCS file with the suffix "
RCS files can live in the same directory, or in an "
" subdirectory (recommended)
The most recent version of the file is stored verbatim, for fast retrieval. All older versions are internally stored as reverse deltas.
RCS.src last modified Sep 20, 2007
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