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Re: NEWBIE -- needs help in moving directories from one repositor

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: NEWBIE -- needs help in moving directories from one repositor
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 11:48:33 -0400 (EDT)

Luna, Glen writes:
> I did notice that the only files that 
> seem to change is the val-tags and the history files. 
> Will I have to merge these files or does it matter if I 
> just keep things as they are in our CVSROOT? How important
> are these two files?

Neither of them affect the correct operation of CVS.

The val-tags file is a cache of valid tags that is used to determine
that a tag is valid quickly rather than having to look through a bunch
of files.  If a tag isn't found in the file, CVS goes and looks through
the files and, if it finds the tag, adds it to the file to save having
to do that again next time.  So, you could delete the file completely
and CVS would continue to work just fine and gradually recreate it.

The history file just supports the history command (see; if you don't
care about that, there's no need to merge the files.  If you do want to
preserve that history, I think you can just concatenate the two files.

-Larry Jones

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