Gerhard Sittig wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 11:16 -0700, John Baldwin wrote:
> > 
> > On 14-Oct-00 Gerhard Sittig wrote:
> > > 
> > > Up to now I always thought "the Attic" is something CVS
> > > itself takes care of when "cvs rm"ing files.  What's that
> > > special thing needing manual intervention or special
> > > attention you've been talking about lately?  Is it for
> > > performance reasons or for the warm fuzzy feelings of having
> > > "not too rotten a repo"?
> > 
> > It is where CVS puts files when you cvs rm them.  You just have
> > to do the actual cvs rm/cvs ci.  David was cautious because if
> > he had to back the change out, he didn't want to have to try to
> > cvs add all of the files back in.
> Isn't it true that all the "log", "diff", "up -r" and such
> commands still work in the expected way?  That's the reason for
> having "the Attic", I thought.  Not to remove the repo file when
> the working file expires, but to keep the history and to restore
> any previous revision thereof when requested.  Backing out an
> rm'ed file should be as difficult as doing the sequence I just
> tested to make sure:

If I understands cvs docs, the problem isn't with individual
files.  Cvs doesn't handle the removal and restoration of
directories very well.


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