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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [Collections] CVS question
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2002 02:01:59 GMT


On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Jack, Paul wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 18:35:39 -0700
> From: "Jack, Paul" <pjack@sfaf.org>
> Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List' <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: RE: [Collections] CVS question
>
>
> > Another approach is to edit the repository at
> > /home/cvs/jakarta-commons/collections directly.  Note that this is
> > dangerous; never delete or rename directories or files which exist in
> > more than one branch or tag.  Also be sure that the unix permissions
> > are still set appropriately afterwards.  Unless all of this gives you
> > warm fuzzies, I don't recommend doing it.  ;-)
>
> That's why I asked.  I've worked on projects where what you describe
> was the "best practice" because it preserved the log history, but it
> led to horrible, horrible agony.  I think I'll go with Craig's
> suggestion. :)
>
> Someone should develop a cvs rename command.
>

I'm pretty sure that subversion has such a thing ... and for directories
too.

> -Paul
>

Craig


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