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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: [PATCH]
Date Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:03:41 GMT
On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 10:48:53PM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> > my understanding is
> > that if we want to maintain CVS repository history, this won't be fun.
> Actually, I think that's wrong - reinstated files just come back from
> the dead, complete with old history and memory lapses. I'm sure I've
> tested this.

Right, but I'm talking about using:

1. cp on taz
2. cvs rm
3. Eliminate tags

as the move technique. If we later want to move back
to, for whatever reason, I would imagine that the "cp on
taz" step would confuse CVS unless we eliminate the version in the
Attic as well, and then we have to put back all the tags that we
lopped off when doing ->

The other option is to lose history of course, by just doing a cvs

Is there a better way? I am a CVS newbie when it gets down to the
really perverted stuff.

> I find the idea of perversely appealing. But then, I'm a
> programmer.

I'll see if I can find a useful purpose for


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