2.8 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, the file is not actually stored in the repository until the cvs commit command is run.

Example 2-19. Adding files
 $  touch file3  $  cvs add file3  cvs add: scheduling file `file3' for addition cvs add: use 'cvs commit' to add this file permanently $  cvs commit  ... Log message editor opens ... RCS file: /var/lib/cvsroot/example/file3,v done Checking in file3; /var/lib/cvsroot/example/file3,v  <--  file3 initial revision: 1.1 done 

If you have binary files or other files that are not plain text, please see the section on binary files in Chapter 3 before adding them to the repository. These files should be added with the -kb command option.

As with committing, an editor window will open asking you to enter a log message describing the files to be added.


Essential CVS
Essential CVS (Essentials)
ISBN: 0596527039
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 152

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