Coda allows you to advise the cache manager, venus, of critical files that it should try to keep in the cache. You indicate the relative importance of the files by assigning priorities to them. This is known as hoarding. Venus maintains an internal hoard database of these files. Hoarding a file helps to ensure that it will be available when operating in disconnected mode. See the hoard(1) for information on hoard files and the section called Constructing a hoardfile in Chapter 2 and the section called Hoarding for a Weekend in Chapter 2 of this document for an example of how to set up your hoard database. A convenient way of setting up your hoard database is by creating a file with commands for the hoard. This file is known as a hoard file.