7.4.2 Moving the history file
This method is more dangerous, since it involves moving
files inside the repository. Read this entire section
before trying it out!
$ cd $CVSROOT/dir
$ mv old,v new,v
The log of changes is maintained intact.
The revision numbers are not affected.
Old releases cannot easily be fetched from the
repository. (The file will show up as new even
in revisions from the time before it was renamed).
There is no log information of when the file was renamed.
Nasty things might happen if someone accesses the history file
while you are moving it. Make sure no one else runs any of the CVS
commands while you move it.