Viewing a file's revision history

Every time you commit a file to the CVS repository, a new revision is created. Each revision is identified by a number (for example, 1.1 or Along with each revision is stored the author, the date, and a commit comment.

To view the resource history for a file:

  1. Select the file in one of the navigation views. From the context menu, choose Team > Show History.
  2. The History view will open and show a history for the selected CVS file.

Note: The History view also shows you all version and branch tags that are associated with the file.

Tip: You can show different types of revisions (your options are: Local and Remote revisions, only Remote revisions or only Local revisions) by using the History view's mode toggle buttons. These toggle buttons are located on the History view toolbar.

Tip: You can drag and drop a file from one of the navigation views into the History view instead of choosing the menu item.

Tip: You can have the History view update automatically to the history of the file in the active editor by enabling the Link with Editor item in the view's toolbar.

Related concepts
Team programming with CVS
Synchronizing with a CVS repository

Related tasks
Synchronizing with the repository

Related reference
CVS Resource History view