ViewCVS Help: Classic CVS Log View


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The log view displays the revision history of the selected source file. For each revision the following information is displayed:

  • the revision number (clickable to download it)
  • a link to view this revision annotated
  • a link to select this revision for diffs (see below)
  • the date and age of this change
  • and the author of this modification.
  • The CVS branch (usually MAIN, if not on a branch).
  • Possibly a list of CVS tags bound to this revision (if any).
  • The size of this change measured in added and removed lines of code.
  • Links to view Diffs to the previous revision or possibly to an arbitrary selected revision (if any, see above).
  • And last but not least, the commit log message which should tell about the reason for this change.

At the bottom of such a page you will find a form which allows to request diffs between arbitrary revisions.

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Last modified: Wed Dec 12 13:56:52 CET 2001