CVS repository is composed of the special
administrative directory and any
project directories you create. All the CVS
files and configuration files are kept in
The project directories contain the project’s files
and subdirectories. The project’s files are stored
in RCS format and have a
,v file suffix.
Any project directory or subdirectory may contain
subdirectory stores any file from
the directory it’s part of that
doesn’t exist on the trunk (the main development
line for the file). The Attic directory is explained in Chapter 3. A
stores metadata for the files in its directory.
The server also stores files in a temporary directory set by either
environment variable or
-T command-line option. These files are
under a directory called
the process ID of the server. If the server is shut down and unable
to clean up after itself, the files may be left in place. They can be
removed safely if there is no CVS process running with the relevant
The only file stored in the
CVS subdirectories in a repository is
fileattr, which lists the file attributes of the
files in the parent directory. The file attributes are settings for
cvs watch commands. In later versions of
fileattr file may be used for other
attributes or the
CVS subdirectory may be used
for other files.
The format for
fileattr is one line ...