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Re: How to delete from CVS repository

From: Frederic Brehm
Subject: Re: How to delete from CVS repository
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 10:02:02 -0400
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There's no CVS command to do this. If you cvs delete all files in the directory and use 
"cvs update -P" then the empty directories will not show up in your sandbox. 
You can use the .cvsrc file to set the -P option every time you update.

The most common reason for wanting to delete the directory in the repository is 
that it was created by mistake. So if you really, really want to delete the 
directory, then login to the repository machine and delete the directory from 
the repository. Be aware that you will never be able to recreate any builds 
that depend on the directory. If the directory was created by mistake then that 
won't be a problem.

Also, if anyone has the directory in their sandbox then they may experience a problem 
when they update. They can recover from this in a couple of ways. The "sledge 
hammer" method is to delete the sandbox and check out the module again. If the 
sandbox has some local state that the developer wants to preserve then they can delete 
the the line of the CVS/Entries file that names the directory (it's in the CVS directory 
of the parent of the directory that was deleted) and then delete the directory in the 


Nishanth wrote:

I have registered some directories into the CVS repository, now I want
to delete the directories from the CVS Repository without disturbing
the other directories.

how do I do it?


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Frederic W. Brehm
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