CVS sandbox is composed of a sandbox root directory, the project
files and directories, and a special
subdirectory in the root directory and in every project directory.
The sandbox root directory usually has the same name as the module it
was created for, or it takes the name of the project root directory
in the repository.
Project files in a sandbox are in editable form, just as if they were
exported from the repository for release. The
CVS subdirectory in each project directory
stores metadata for the files in the project directory it is part of.
This metadata is contained in a number of files (and one directory).
Each of the sandbox directories may also contain a
Each project directory in a
sandbox contains a subdirectory named
CVS subdirectory contains the files that store
the administrative data for the files in the project directory. The
following list describes the files and directories you will most
likely find in a
CVS directory. Files that are
rarely encountered or are temporary are not included in this list.
The full list of files is available in Chapter 11.
If you need to edit any of these files manually, back the file up before you start.
pre-editing revision of any files that are being edited with
cvs edit. This is a directory, not a file.
Contains the revision information for every file in the
Base directory, in the format
name/revision/. Later versions of CVS may add ...