A module definition can refer to other modules by including ‘&module’ in its definition.
mname [ options ] &module…
Then getting the module creates a subdirectory for each such module, in the directory containing the module. For example, if modules contains
then a checkout will create an
which contains a directory called
which in turns contains all the directories and files
which live there. For example, the command
$ cvs co ampermod
will create the following files:
ampermod/first-dir/file1 ampermod/first-dir/file2 ampermod/first-dir/sdir/sfile
There is one quirk/bug: the messages that CVS prints omit the ampermod, and thus do not correctly display the location to which it is checking out the files:
$ cvs co ampermod cvs checkout: Updating first-dir U first-dir/file1 U first-dir/file2 cvs checkout: Updating first-dir/sdir U first-dir/sdir/sfile $
Do not rely on this buggy behavior; it may get fixed in a future release of CVS.