CVS Tip: Find Out Exactly Who Made That Change, and When

How many CVS users are there out there? Have you ever updated a file with a bug in it, and had everyone on your team deny having made the change? Use CVS annotate to find the culprit.

The command (from the command line) looks like this:

[wednesday: templates]$ cvs annotate someFile.cfm

The result will be a line-by-line account of who made the last change to the line, and when. And despite many developers’ claims, CVS does not make mistakes!Daemonite recently posted a cool CVS tip, as well: