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  Ident String In CVS
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For those of you using CVS for version control, you can insert the following string in any (text-)file:

$Id: $



This string can go anywhere, for instance in a comment-block. When you commit a file, CVS searches for this string and inserts some useful information in the following format:



$Id: SomeFile.cpp,v 1.20 2002/08/06 18:02:11 jeroen Exp $

What this gives you is a quick overview of which file you're looking at, what version it is, who did the latest commit and when. This is very useful in an environment where multiple versions of a file are floating around, which is very common when you're using CVS. Developer X may have checked out his sources on monday-morning, while Y committed his critical bug-fix one hour later. When X complains about something not working, a quick check of the ident-string will reveal he/she does not have the latest version.

Jeroen

The zip file viewer built into the Developer Toolbox made use of the zlib library, as well as the zlibdll source additions.

 

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