1.3.3 Cleaning up
Before you turn to other tasks you decide to remove your working copy of
tc. One acceptable way to do that is of course
but a better way is to use the
release command (see section release—Indicate that a Module is no longer in use):
$ cd ..
$ cvs release -d tc
You have  altered files in this repository.
Are you sure you want to release (and delete) directory `tc': n
** `release' aborted by user choice.
release command checks that all your modifications have been
committed. If history logging is enabled it also makes a note in the
history file. See section The history file.
When you use the `-d' flag with
also removes your working copy.
In the example above, the
release command wrote a couple of lines
of output. `? tc' means that the file `tc' is unknown to CVS.
That is nothing to worry about: `tc' is the executable compiler,
and it should not be stored in the repository. See section Ignoring files via cvsignore,
for information about how to make that warning go away.
See section release output, for a complete explanation of
all possible output from
`M driver.c' is more serious. It means that the
file `driver.c' has been modified since it was
release command always finishes by telling
you how many modified files you have in your working
copy of the sources, and then asks you for confirmation
before deleting any files or making any note in the
You decide to play it safe and answer n RET
release asks for confirmation.