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The directory `
$CVSROOT/CVSROOT' contains some administrative files. See Administrative files, for a complete description.
You can use CVS without any of these files, but
some commands work better when at least the
modules' file is properly set up.
The most important of these files is the `
file. It defines all modules in the repository. This
is a sample `
CVSROOT CVSROOT modules CVSROOT modules cvs gnu/cvs rcs gnu/rcs diff gnu/diff tc yoyodyne/tc
modules' file is line oriented. In its
simplest form each line contains the name of the
module, whitespace, and the directory where the module
resides. The directory is a path relative to
$CVSROOT. The last four lines in the example
above are examples of such lines.
The line that defines the module called `
uses features that are not explained here.
See modules, for a full explanation of all the
You edit the administrative files in the same way that you would edit
any other module. Use `
cvs checkout CVSROOT' to get a working
copy, edit it, and commit your changes in the normal way.
It is possible to commit an erroneous administrative file. You can often fix the error and check in a new revision, but sometimes a particularly bad error in the administrative file makes it impossible to commit new revisions.Working directory storage Repository Multiple repositories