[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: old fileattr files - safe to delete?

From: Stuart Cooper
Subject: Re: old fileattr files - safe to delete?
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 09:58:54 +1000

We've got a bunch of CVS/fileattr files in our repository that are ancient.
I think I'm right in saying that the only way that these get created are
when people run 'cvs watch' and 'cvs edit'.  The people who did this have
long since gone and so have their logins.  Is it safe to just delete the
fileattr files to get rid of the watches or is there an official way?

You're correct that the only way fileattr files are created in the repository
is through cvs watch and cvs edit.

CVS removes fileattr and the CVS subdirectory when there are no more
watchers or editors for any of the files in that directory.

A combination of
$ cvs unedit
$ cvs watch off
$ cvs watch remove

should get rid of the fileattrs although since you've lost the old logins this
might not be trivial. It should be entirely safe to remove the CVS directories
by hand from the repository itself.

Good luck,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]