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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh User's Manual?

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh User's Manual?
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:02:19 -0700
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David Levine <address@hidden> writes:

> I found a goldmine:  the MH 6.8.5 tar ball contains RCS files
> for all of the source code.  And it contains the sources
> for all of the documentation.
> I currently have it staged for addition at docs/historical/mh-6.8.5/
> Before committing, is there a way to not include the contents of
> each file in the nmh-commits message?  It's about 20 MB.
> Or even better, is there a reasonable way to shove the old histories
> into the beginning of the git history?  My guess is not, but that
> would be really neat.

Yes, it would be awesome to prepend git's history with the original RCS
files. That could probably be done by exporting the git repository,
started anew, importing the RCS files, and then importing the exported
git repository.

Otherwise, rather than incorporating these files into nmh proper,
perhaps http://sourceforge.net/projects/rand-mh/files/MH/6.8.5/ would
remain as the best place for this history. If someone has some time
(maybe me, someday), the RCS files could be pulled out and put into a
CVS or Subversion repository at SourceForge where they could be more
easily browsed.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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