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Version control and project management software

RCS is the original Revision Control System. It works on a file-by-file basis, in contrast to subsequent version control systems such as CVS, Subversion, and Git. This can make it suitable for system administration files, for example, which are often inherently local to one machine.


Technical paper and manual pages included

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:rcs



version 5.9.4 (stable)
released on 22 January 2015

VCS Checkout


Related Projects


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License:GPLv3orlaterGenium10 March 2016

Leaders and contributors

Thien-Thi Nguyen Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:rcs-bugs@cs.purdue.edu
Bug reportsMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-rcs
UserMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-rcs
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/rcs.git/?h=p

Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU Diffutils >= 2.7

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 March 2016.


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