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Re: noncvs under cvsroot

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: noncvs under cvsroot
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:46:08 -0500
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On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 02:08:34PM -0500, Mohamed Metwaly wrote:
> Iwant to put non-cvs directories and files under
> cvsroot

[by which I think he means files and directories that aren't

Re. non-CVS files:  strictly speaking, I think you can get away
with it.  But it's a very strange way to do things; it's
absolutely *not* how CVS is intended to be used.  And don't
forget that the non-CVS files won't be visible client/server
(unless you remote-mount the repo, which should be avoided, since
that can be dangerous).

Re. non-CVS directories:  CVS doesn't revision-control
directories in the first place, so I don't suppose there would be
much distinction within the repo -- whether a directory is
considered "CVS" or "non-CVS" would simply depend on which
sort(s) of files it contained.

If you explain what you're trying to accomplish, maybe we can
suggest an approach that's more in line with the way CVS wants to
do things.


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