A.16 release—Indicate that a Module is no longer in use
release [-d] directories…
Requires: Working directory.
Changes: Working directory, history log.
This command is meant to safely cancel the effect of
`cvs checkout'. Since CVS doesn't lock files, it
isn't strictly necessary to use this command. You can
always simply delete your working directory, if you
like; but you risk losing changes you may have
forgotten, and you leave no trace in the CVS history
file (see section The history file) that you've abandoned your
Use `cvs release' to avoid these problems. This
command checks that no uncommitted changes are
present; that you are executing it from immediately
above a CVS working directory; and that the repository
recorded for your files is the same as the repository
defined in the module database.
If all these conditions are true, `cvs release'
leaves a record of its execution (attesting to your
intentionally abandoning your checkout) in the CVS