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Many of the responses contain something called pathname.
The name is somewhat misleading; it actually indicates a pair of
pathnames. First, a local directory name
relative to the directory in which the command was given (i.e. the last
Directory before the command). Then a linefeed and a repository
a slash and the filename (without a `,v' ending).
For example, for a file `i386.mh'
which is in the local directory `gas.clean/config' and for which
the repository is `/rel/cvsfiles/devo/gas/config':
If the server wants to tell the client to create a directory, then it
merely uses the directory in any response, as described above, and the
client should create the directory if it does not exist. Note that this
should only be done one directory at a time, in order to permit the
client to correctly store the repository for each directory. Servers
can use requests such as
Clear-static-directory, or any other requests, to create
implementations may poorly distinguish between a directory which should
not exist and a directory which contains no files; in order to refrain
from creating empty directories a client should both send the `-P'
co, and should also detect the case in
which the server asks to create a directory but not any files within it
(in that case the client should remove the directory or refrain from
creating it in the first place). Note that servers could clean this up
greatly by only telling the client to create directories if the
directory in question should exist, but until servers do this, clients
will need to offer the `-P' behavior described above.
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