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 2.4 The administrative files
 The directory `$CVSROOT/CVSROOT' contains some "administrative files".
  Administrative files, for a complete description.  You can use
 CVS without any of these files, but some commands work better when at
 least the `modules' file is properly set up.
    The most important of these files is the `modules' file.  It defines
 all modules in the repository.  This is a sample `modules' file.
      CVSROOT         CVSROOT
      modules         CVSROOT modules
      cvs             gnu/cvs
      rcs             gnu/rcs
      diff            gnu/diff
      tc              yoyodyne/tc
    The `modules' file is line oriented.  In its simplest form each line
 contains the name of the module, whitespace, and the directory where
 the module resides.  The directory is a path relative to `$CVSROOT'.
 The last four lines in the example above are examples of such lines.
    The line that defines the module called `modules' uses features that
 are not explained here.   modules, for a full explanation of all
 the available features.
 2.4.1 Editing administrative files
 You edit the administrative files in the same way that you would edit
 any other module.  Use `cvs checkout CVSROOT' to get a working copy,
 edit it, and commit your changes in the normal way.
    It is possible to commit an erroneous administrative file.  You can
 often fix the error and check in a new revision, but sometimes a
 particularly bad error in the administrative file makes it impossible
 to commit new revisions.
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