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RE: REALLY remove a file from CVS

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: REALLY remove a file from CVS
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 15:14:21 -0500

Louis Avrami [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> I have a collegue who wishes to COMPLETELY remove a particular
> file from a CVS repository. Not just from the branch, but from
> all branches, wants it gone, no history.
> What are the commands/steps to accomplish this?
1) Enforce with your colleague that this is NOT a step to be taken lightly,
and should only be done rarely, if ever.
2) Verify with your colleague that the "cvs remove" command will not be
sufficient. Be sure your colleague justifies *why* "cvs remove" is not
3) Log into the server.
4) Back up the repository *,v file. If/when your colleague changes his/her
mind, you can look like the hero by restoring the file from the backup.
5) Delete the file from the repository.


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