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C.5 Rcsinfo

The rcsinfo file can be used to specify a form to edit when filling out the commit log. The rcsinfo file has a syntax similar to the verifymsg, commitinfo and loginfo files. See syntax. Unlike the other files the second part is not a command-line template. Instead, the part after the regular expression should be a full pathname to a file containing the log message template.

If the repository name does not match any of the regular expressions in this file, the ‘DEFAULT’ line is used, if it is specified.

All occurrences of the name ‘ALL’ appearing as a regular expression are used in addition to the first matching regular expression or ‘DEFAULT’.

The log message template will be used as a default log message. If you specify a log message with ‘cvs commit -m message’ or ‘cvs commit -f file’ that log message will override the template.

See verifymsg, for an example rcsinfo file.

When CVS is accessing a remote repository, the contents of rcsinfo at the time a directory is first checked out will specify a template which does not then change. If you edit rcsinfo or its templates, you may need to check out a new working directory.