The `rcsinfo' file can be used to specify a form to
edit when filling out the commit log. The
`rcsinfo' file has a syntax similar to the
`verifymsg', `commitinfo' and `loginfo'
files. See section The common syntax. Unlike the other files the second
part is not a command-line template. Instead,
the part after the regular expression should be a full pathname to
a file containing the log message template.
If the repository name does not match any of the
regular expressions in this file, the `DEFAULT'
line is used, if it is specified.
All occurrences of the name `ALL' appearing as a
regular expression are used in addition to the first
matching regular expression or `DEFAULT'.
The log message template will be used as a default log
message. If you specify a log message with `cvs
commit -m message' or `cvs commit -f
file' that log message will override the
See section Verifying log messages, for an example `rcsinfo'
When CVS is accessing a remote repository,
the contents of `rcsinfo' at the time a directory
is first checked out will specify a template which does
not then change. If you edit `rcsinfo' or its
templates, you may need to check out a new working