$ cvs annotate ssfile Annotations for ssfile *************** 1.1 (mary 27-Mar-96): ssfile line 1 1.2 (joe 28-Mar-96): ssfile line 2
The file ssfile currently contains two lines. The ssfile line 1 line was checked in by mary on March 27. Then, on March 28, joe added a line ssfile line 2, without modifying the ssfile line 1 line. This report doesn't tell you anything about lines which have been deleted or replaced; you need to use cvs diff for that (the section called “diff--Show differences between revisions”).
The options to cvs annotate are listed in the section called “annotate--find out who made changes to the files”, and can be used to select the files and revisions to annotate. The options are described in more detail in the section called “Common command options”.