I would like to know what vcs stands for .

when i do a drush config:export, i have to choose "vcs" but I'm not sure what that means? I am on an acquia server , does that have something to do with it?

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    The definition isn't to do with Drupal, but it stands for: Version Control System. As to why they chose to name the config folder with that specific acronym? You'd have to ask Acquia
    – Clive
    Oct 23, 2018 at 14:11
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the meaning of an acronym or about the reason why an option was named as it was.
    – apaderno
    Aug 31, 2019 at 0:52

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By default, Drupal 8 uses the sync configuration directory type for configuration, Acquia Cloud uses the vcs configuration directory type for that purpose.


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