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RE: old fileattr files - safe to delete?

Subject: RE: old fileattr files - safe to delete?
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 10:37:58 +0100

Stuart, Mark,

Many thanks for your help - I've removed the old fileattr files and things
look much better.

Sorry about my signature - nothing I can do about it - please filter
everything after "--".  Some lists chop off everything after:


Does that work here?


David Carter-Hitchin.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Interest Rate Derivatives IT
135 Bishopsgate

Tel: +44 (0) 207 085 1088

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart Cooper [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: 25 May 2006 00:59
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: old fileattr files - safe to delete?
> > 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,
> Stuart.

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