Submitted by : simon at: 2003-10-26T21:31:43+00:00 (14 years ago)
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2002/10/24 07:41 GMT (via web):
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 11:50:30 -0600

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I've been wading through Simon's workque and might have the answer to the issue: "why do wikis, emacs & templates/DEFAULTS still appear in checkouts ?".

CVS does not support removal of directories unless you go and hand-modify the repository itself. And there are all kinds of potential gotchas there.

See also: http://mailman.lyra.org/pipermail/viewcvs-dev/2002-June/000743.html

A way that might work from the command-line:

"To schedule files to be removed from the CVS repository, use the CVS remove command. The file can still be retrieved if you checkout a version which still contains it.

To remove a file from the branch you are working on: make sure there are no uncommitted changes; delete the file; run the cvs remove command; run the

commit command.

cvs status
rm filename
cvs remove filename
cvs commit filename

Simply remove all the files from the directory. You do not remove directories from CVS. To prevent empty directories from being created, specify the -P option to update, checkout and export (as we have been doing all along).

See also: http://titanium.dstc.edu.au/version-control/cvs-cmd-basics.shtml

-- PieterB


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property change --SimonMichael, 2003/08/03 00:49 GMT reply
Title: IssueNo0339 why do wikis, emacs & templates/DEFAULTS still appear in cvs checkouts ? => IssueNo0339 why do wikis, emacs & templates/DEFAULTS still appear in cvs checkouts ? Category: general => installation Severity: wishlist => minor

no more cvs --simon, Tue, 25 May 2004 00:10:34 -0700 reply
Status: open => closed