2.9. Adding Files
To add a file to a project in the repository, first create the file in your sandbox. Be sure to consider your project's structure and place the file in the correct directory. Then, issue the following command from the sandbox directory containing the file:
cvs add filename
This command marks the new file for inclusion in the repository. Directories are added with the same command. Files within a directory can't be added until the directory itself is added. A file is only marked for addition when you run cvs add; it is actually added to the repository when the next cvs commit is run. A directory is added to the repository immediately. Example 2-19 shows a file being created and added to the repository. Remember that the file is not actually stored in the repository until the cvs commit command is run. Figure 2-10 shows the same file addition in gCVS.
Example 2-19. Adding files
Figure 2-10. Adding files with gCVS
As with committing for other reasons, an editor window will open asking you to enter a log message describing the files to be added.