This part of the book explains the basic concepts of CVS and includes a quickstart guide that you can use if you're new to CVS and need to get CVS installed, configured, and operational in a hurry. Part I includes the following chapters:
Chapter 1, What Is CVS?
This chapter is an overview of CVS, versioning systems, and the practical uses of CVS.
Chapter 2, CVS Quickstart Guide
If you need to get up to speed rapidly, this is the chapter for you. It explains how to build and use a basic CVS repository with default settings and a minimum of extras.