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What is CS-RCS?
ComponentSoftware RCS (CS-RCS) manages document
revisions. Use it to monitor changes made in files that are accessed by
standalone or networked workstations.
CS-RCS handles all types of documents including
program files, HTML documents, MS-Word and Excel documents, pictures and
CS-RCS commands are invoked by selecting the desired
document(s) and right-clicking on it. The Check-in command stores the
current state of the document. Using the Retrieve Revision command, you
can easily revert to any previous revision.
CS-RCS Revision Manager
The CS-RCS Revision Manager displays a detailed audit trail
showing all document revisions, with information about who made them, when and
what was the reason of the change.
You can easily retrieve any revision or examine the differences
between any two revisions.
CS-RCS Document Explorer
The CS-RCS Document Explorer shows you the global picture. You
can comfortably determine the status of all documents and apply CS-RCS commands
to any selection.
CS-RCS allows you to:
- Retrieve any revision by any criteria anytime.
Each revision is marked with a unique revision number, revision date, author
name, optional symbolic name, and descriptive comment.
- Conveniently see what was changed between any two
revisions. You can study the evolution of a function throughout its
- Never lose any work because you can always
backtrack. This is critical when
there is a deadline and the last revision worked better.
- Work with binary files. You can maintain revisions of binary files such as
MS-Word documents, pictures, drawings, etc..
- Save disk space. Since only the differences
between revisions are saved, the archive file size is kept to the minimum
In a workgroup environment, ComponentSoftware RCS additionally
allows you to:
- Avoid two users modifying the same file at the same
RCS maintains a "lock" for each file. Optionally, every user can maintain a
distinct working area (“sandbox”) for editing and testing.
- Know when there is an updated revision of a shared
document. ComponentSoftware RCS notifies you whenever a coworker
checks-in a new revision.
- Know who does what and when. This simplifies communication between users,
and smoothes out the whole development process.
- Use variety of servers and networks. Any file
server can be used to keep the RCS archive files. Network connection can be LAN,
corporate wide-area network, dial-up connection and the
ComponentSoftware RCS was designed to handle UNIX machines and
Windows machines using the same RCS archive repository. In a multi-platform
environment, ComponentSoftware RCS additionally allows:
- Users on UNIX and Windows machines to share common
files. This option increases reusability and stability of products that
target both UNIX and Windows platforms.
- Transparently convert text files UNIX-to-DOS and
DOS-to-UNIX. ComponentSoftware RCS takes care of the line-break sequence
that is different for UNIX and Windows/DOS files.
Note: To access
UNIX files from PCs, you may use public-domain Samba (UNIX SMB server)!
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