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RCS for managing config files

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:52:06 -0400
Tom Metro <blu at> wrote:

> That's precisely what RCS prevents. The first person to check out and 
> lock the file has exclusive write access until they unlock it.
What CVS, subversion and other source control programs do is to allow
multiple checkouts in a file. The problem occurs when there is a
conflict. Resolving merge conflicts can be time consuming, but is a
necessary task in a large development process. 

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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