When I enable version control for a certain file using RCS, Emacs 27.0.50 creates an RCS subdirectory. I remember that some former versions of Emacs just created a …,v sidecar file instead. How can I re-active that old behaviour?

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How embarrassing … immediately after my question, I found out that for achieving this, one just has to give an empty string for the sub-directory when Emacs asks for it.

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