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A.18 remove—Remove files from active use

The remove command is used to remove unwanted files from active use. The user normally deletes the files from the working directory prior to invocation of the remove command. Only the working directory is updated. Changes to the repository are not made until the commit command is run.

The remove command does not delete files from from the repository. CVS keeps all historical data in the repository so that it is possible to reconstruct previous states of the projects under revision control.

To undo CVS remove or to resurrect files that were previously removed, See add.