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Re: How to limit file revisions

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: How to limit file revisions
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:07:36 -0400
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Maicon Stihler wrote:
> Hi, 
> I'm having some troubles with files that get too large after a certain
> time. What I would like to do is to erase past revisions and to keep
> only a small number of revisions. I know that there is the admin -o
> command, but Im not too sure how do I use it. I tried using 'cvs log
> somefile' to see how many revisions the given file has, but I get this
> error: CVS/Entries not found (or something alike, I dont remember the
> right spelling) I found that logging is not enabled on cvs's config
> file.

Exact error messages usually help.

The fact that it could not find CVS/Entries suggests that you have not
checked out a working copy of the file. You can use 'cvs rlog' instead.

> Could someone give me some tips and ideas of how to perform this task?

Some questions are in order first:

"too large" for what? Are you running out of disk space? Suffering
performance problems?

You may find that deleting old revisions will not make much of a
difference. CVS files only store the delta from one revision to the
next, even with binary files.

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