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Re: Deleting from CVS repository

From: Fabian Cenedese
Subject: Re: Deleting from CVS repository
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 08:38:15 +0100

>We have Eclipse/WSAD clients accessing our CVS server on AIX. When you
>delete projects/files from Eclipse, files seem to goto the Attic folder on
>the actual repository, but projects still remain there after deletion, only
>get deleted from the local developer's workspace. Do they have to be
>manually removed from the CVS server? Is there no way to permanently delete
>projects through a CVS client?
>Also, when you delete from the filesystem itself, is it preferred to do like
>a cvs delete command or an OS command like rm -rf will suffice to ensure the
>project and its associated files have been completely removed? 
>Also, are they any config changes that can be made on the client/server side
>to enable permanent deletion of projects/files through the cvs client? Can
>you retreive Attic files through the client?

cvs will never delete repo files. Otherwise you couldn't checkout older
versions of these files, that's why they are in the attic. You can even retrieve
this dead version from a cvs client. If you really want them deleted you
have to do it yourself with rm. They are also recorded in the history
so you might want to change that too.

bye  Fabi

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