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. the section called “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 template.

the section called “Verifying”, for an example rcsinfo file.

When cvsnt is accessing a remote repository, the contents of rcsinfo at the time of the last update are used. If you edit rcsinfo or its templates, you may need to update your working directory.