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Version Management with CVS - the CVS manual
by Per Cederqvist et al.
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B.1.2 Regular modules

mname [ options ] dir [ files... ]
In the simplest case, this form of module definition reduces to mname dir. This defines all the files in directory dir as module mname. dir is a relative path (from $CVSROOT) to a directory of source in the source repository. In this case, on checkout, a single directory called mname is created as a working directory; no intermediate directory levels are used by default, even if dir was a path involving several directory levels.

For example, if a module is defined by:

regmodule first-dir

then regmodule will contain the files from first-dir:

$ cvs co regmodule
cvs checkout: Updating regmodule
U regmodule/file1
U regmodule/file2
cvs checkout: Updating regmodule/sdir
U regmodule/sdir/sfile

By explicitly specifying files in the module definition after dir, you can select particular files from directory dir. Here is an example:

regfiles first-dir/sdir sfile

With this definition, getting the regfiles module will create a single working directory ‘regfiles’ containing the file listed, which comes from a directory deeper in the CVS source repository:

$ cvs co regfiles
U regfiles/sfile
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