- The directory containing the master copies of the files
- A symbolic name for a collection of related files or directories
which form a specific project or part of a project.
The symbolic name allows CVS to operate on the collection as a single unit.
- A symbolic name for a revision of a file or collection of
This is most commonly used to mark all the files in a module
at a given stage of development. This makes it easier to revert to this version
of the source code at a later stage of development. Alternatively it could be
used to view all the changes since the last stable version of a code.
- An independent line of development, which diverges from the main line
of development at some stage.