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Re: Removing files from Repository's Attic directories

From: Francis Irving
Subject: Re: Removing files from Repository's Attic directories
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 10:00:42 +0000

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 15:04:10 -0500 (EST), address@hidden (Larry
Jones) wrote:

>Diego Sevilla Ruiz writes:
>>     It happened that I deleted some files that I really don't need any
>> more in a directory. Those files, I can see that they're gone to the
>> "Attic" subdirectory created in the directory in which they were
>> originally. My question is: Can I safely remove the files in Attic (or
>> even the Attic itself)  if I really don't want to restore ANY of the
>> deleted files (the deleted files were binary ones which waste a lot of
>> space)? Are there any serious constraints to do so?
>As long as you don't mind losing all the history for those files, it's
>safe to delete them.

This is the great feature about CVS which is never really advertised.

The repository has structure local to each file, so you can mess about
with it however you like.  Try doing that with Visual Sourcesafe.


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