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Re: rogue filename

From: Kelsang Norpel
Subject: Re: rogue filename
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 14:31:18 +0100

already tried this... but cvs still seems to want to perform a remove on
this file - any idea where it would find a reference to this (now non-
existant) file

On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 08:28 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:
> Kelsang Norpel wrote:
> > 
> > apologies if this comes through twice - I posted it before i subscribed
> > to the mailinglist - so I'm not sure if it will get delivered... anyway
> > here's the message:
> > 
> > hi all
> > 
> > when I set up my repository I had a stray file called '--no-recursion'
> > that was a byproduct of a mistyped command. I have managed to remove
> > this from my local list, but when I do a cvs commit it fails. How can I
> > get rid of this file, since now I cannot do any more commits until this
> > error is resolved. (can I even just make cvs 'forget' about his file
> > altogether?)
> > 
> > thanks,
> > norpel
> > 
> Sounds like one of those EXTREMELY rare times where executing rm INSIDE the
> repository might be acceptable.
> note that you will probably have to escape the name because of the '--', it
> has been a while since I did it but I think your command would look
> something like:
> `rm ./--no-recursion`
> or from reading the rm man page
> `rm -- --no-recursion`

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