The triggers file defines a binary interface to the cvsnt server. The calling parameters to this interface are listed in a separate document (The CVS Library Interface).

Each line of the file lists the location of the a trigger library to be loaded on server startup. On Win32 this line may also be the Class ID of a COM object resident on the server.

As the server goes through each phase of operation, each trigger is called in turn. In addition a default library (called default_trigger) is called, which dispatches scripts contained in each of the files mentioned below.