Chapter 11. Miscellaneous Topics Reference
This chapter is a comprehensive reference of CVS topics other than commands. It is intended to be useful as a quick reference, not a tutorial.
This chapter contains the following sections:
- "Administrative Files"
Describes CVS administrative files in the sandbox on the client computer or in the user’s home directory on the server.
- "CVSROOT Files"
Describes CVS administrative files in the repository’s CVSROOT directory.
- "CVSROOT Variables"
Describes variables that you can use in the administrative files in the CVSROOT directory.
Describes date and time formats that you can use with CVS.
- "Environment Variables"
Describes environment variables on the server or the client that affect CVS.
- "Keywords and Keyword Modes"
Describes the keywords that CVS uses, the expansion modes that affect how CVS processes the keywords, and how CVS processes line endings.
- "Pattern Matching"
Describes regular expression and wildcard pattern matching in CVS.
- "Repository Access Methods"
Describes methods used to access local and remote CVS repositories.
CVS needs to keep track of what it’s doing, so it maintains a number of administrative files. Most of the files are in the CVS subdirectory of each sandbox directory, but there may also be hidden files in the directory itself, ...