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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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cvs

cvs [options] cvs-command [command-options] [command-args]

CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is a version-control system. Like earlier version-control systems such as RCS, CVS tracks versions, permits the storage and retrieval of earlier versions, and allows tracking of the history of a file or an entire project. In addition, it permits multiple users on different systems across a network to work in a file simultaneously and merge their changes. All CVS commands start with cvs, followed by any global options, the command to execute, and any command options or arguments. For more information on CVS and its commands, see Chapter 1.


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