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Version control system built around CVS

Meta-CVS is a version control system created around CVS. It keeps most of CVS's features, but adds support for first class directory structure versioning, storage of symbolic links, and versioning of execute permissions and user-defined properties. Meta-CVS greatly simplifies branching and merging by keeping track of what is merged where. It records file types and automatically assigns a CVS keyword expansion mode to newly added files whose suffixes match previously recorded types. The package also has an importing feature that automatically figures out renames and moves, so it is easy to keep up with patches from multiple sources despite directory structure changes.


User guide included

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Verified by

Verified on


Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

1 November 2002

Leaders and contributors

Kaz Kylheku Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useCVS
Required to buildCLISP compiled built with FFI support

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 July 2005.


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