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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [OT] cvs guru wanted
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2004 18:56:19 GMT
At 11:51 AM 6/15/2004, Sascha Schumann wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Guenter Knauf wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> does somebody know if its possible to move a file from one dir
>> to another without loosing the history?
>
>    It usually boils down to this:
>
>    1. Copy the ,v file in the repository to the new location
>    2. Use "cvs delete" on the old location
>
>    This method preserves the history and tag/branch information.

Usually, you would also dump the release tags from the new copy, since
you wouldn't want it checked out from it's *new* home on some checkout
of PROD_1_0_1_RELEASE.  Historical checkouts by date would have the
duplicate file, which is why this isn't usually recommended practice.

Bill



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