Concurrent Versions System

Michael H. Buselli
Abbott Laboratories

Tuesday July 23rd 2002 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, OCC 128(a,b)


CVS, or the Concurrent Versions System, is a version control system used to keep old versions of files managed in directory trees. CVS is similar to SCCS and RCS, except that CVS is used to manage whole directory trees of files instead of just one file or a few files at a time.

In this presentation you will learn about basic CVS use and support. You will learn how to check out projects, manage changes to your files, how CVS handles concurrent edits for you, and basic CVS repository administration. There will also be information presented about the various methods available for CVS to access the repository.

Speaker Bio

Michael Buselli is a Senior Unix Systems Administrator with the Global Pharmaceuticals Research and Development Division at Abbott Laboratories in the city of North Chicago, Illinois. Michael is primarily responsible for several Unix services provided by his group including systems running BIND, Sendmail, Samba, Solaris Jumpstart, and Symantec Raptor. Michael enjoys programming in C, Korn shell, Perl, and Ruby.

Michael was first exposed to using CVS in early 1998 when his employer at that time, Spark Services, migrated to it from PVCS for managing all of the company's source code. Today Michael promotes use of CVS and RCS at Abbott for keeping track of old versions of important system configuration files.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128(a,b).

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm 128(a,b)
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128(c,d) which is along the west side of the building.

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