[cvsnt] Difference between CVS and VSS history

Thoppay, Vignesh (GE Consumer & Industrial) vignesh.thoppay at ge.com
Mon Dec 6 10:33:53 GMT 2004

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      Is it possible to get the history information of a file  from CVS  something  similar to VSS - show history?

Let me explain the scenerio more precisely:

Step1. Create a test.txt file and add it to VSS ( Now version1 of test.txt is available in VSS)
Step2. Now Label the test.txt file / (parent folder of test.txt file) as ReleaseOne.
Step3. Checkout test.txt file and  make somechanges to the test.txt file and Check it in.
If we click on test.txt file and say SHOW HISTORY, it displays 

Version   User       Date            Comment
    2          jim        12/06/2004     **comment**
<label       jim        12/06/2004     ReleseOne ( thru Details button)
    1          jim        12/06/2004    **comment**

If we follow the above three steps in cvs

We get the tag (label in vss) first, then the versions

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