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Version Management with CVS - the CVS manual
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16.5 The attic

You will notice that sometimes CVS stores an RCS file in the Attic. For example, if the CVSROOT is ‘/usr/local/cvsroot’ and we are talking about the file ‘backend.c’ in the directory ‘yoyodyne/tc’, then the file normally would be in


but if it goes in the attic, it would be in


instead. It should not matter from a user point of view whether a file is in the attic; CVS keeps track of this and looks in the attic when it needs to. But in case you want to know, the rule is that the RCS file is stored in the attic if and only if the head revision on the trunk has state dead. A dead state means that file has been removed, or never added, for that revision. For example, if you add a file on a branch, it will have a trunk revision in dead state, and a branch revision in a non-dead state.

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