7.5 Moving and renaming directories
The normal way to rename or move a directory is to
rename or move each file within it as described in
The Normal way to Rename. Then check out with the `-P'
option, as described in Removing directories.
If you really want to hack the repository to rename or
delete a directory in the repository, you can do it
Inform everyone who has a checked out copy of the directory that the
directory will be renamed. They should commit all their changes in all their
copies of the project containing the directory to be removed, and remove
all their working copies of said project, before you take the steps below.
Rename the directory inside the repository.
$ cd $CVSROOT/parent-dir
$ mv old-dir new-dir
Fix the CVS administrative files, if necessary (for
instance if you renamed an entire module).
Tell everyone that they can check out again and continue
If someone had a working copy the CVS commands will
cease to work for him, until he removes the directory
that disappeared inside the repository.
It is almost always better to move the files in the
directory instead of moving the directory. If you move the
directory you are unlikely to be able to retrieve old
releases correctly, since they probably depend on the
name of the directories.