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Re: 3 questions...

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: 3 questions...
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:06:01 -0500

>1) If you check in sources with wrong permissions (for example you
>forgot to set x-permissions) you have to manually chmod the file under
>/var/cvs. But because the file is owned by the last changer, you
>cannot do this from the webtool. Are there any other ways (through CVS
>commands) to change permissions of existing CVS resources.

You can:
   cd $CVSROOT/module_dir
   cp -p archive,v archive,v~
   mv -f archive,v~ archive

>2) We export CVS sources to a directory for internal testing and other
>non-CVS content might be added in this stage. At some time we want to
>export the newest release to the test environment, f.e. deleting no
>longer used files BUT keeping the non-CVS stuff (such as .htacces
>files). Is there a CVS command to clean up this export directory (that
>is, remove all exported stuff from a directory without affecting other
>non-CVS stuff?

I don't know of any.

>3) Does anybody have experience with the combination of CVS and
>databases? We would like to be able not only to retrieve older
>versions of the software but also older versions of the database
>structure. Any comments would be appreciated!

We're working with storing the SQL files in CVS.


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