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Re: Trimming old diffs to save space


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Trimming old diffs to save space
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 12:36:40 -0400
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Paul Eggert wrote:

|Ed Avis <address@hidden> writes:
|
|>The suggestion of using rcs -o to outdate does sound better, except
|>that it loses log messages.  Would it be possible to change rcs -o so
|>it pastes the logs for outdated revisions into the log for the next
|>still-existing revision?
|
|
|I wouldn't change 'rcs -o' itself, as too many people depend on its
|behavior, but you could certainly add another 'rcs' option if you
|like.
|
|Or you could run 'rlog' on the files, and save the log before you run
|'rcs -o'.  Then you wouldn't have to mess with RCS.


As I think Larry Jones already pointed out, `cvs admin -m' (and rcs -m)
allows for changing old log messages if the original poster still wants
to append the old log messages to the first retained one as originally
stated.

Derek

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