Moving from CVS to Git

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Using git like CVS

CVS $Id:$ tag

There is no simple equivalent in CVS to git's $Id:$ tag. In a distributed version control system, file ID's make no sense as there is no central repository to keep track of changes. Someone's 2nd patch level off a branch may be and probably will be different from someone else's 2nd patch level off the same branch.

Besides, according to git creator Linus Torvald, "keyword substitution is just stupid" 1.