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Re: Trimming old diffs to save space

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Trimming old diffs to save space
Date: 14 Aug 2003 10:39:44 -0700
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Ed Avis <ed@membled.com> writes:

> I imagine some people might want to
> keep image files or other big things under version control.

Most image files are not big, these days, compared to disks.  Things
like video streams are big, but I can't imagine using CVS or RCS for
them, as the 'diff' will take too long.

> The suggestion of using rcs -o to outdate does sound better, except
> that it loses log messages.  Would it be possible to change rcs -o so
> it pastes the logs for outdated revisions into the log for the next
> still-existing revision?

I wouldn't change 'rcs -o' itself, as too many people depend on its
behavior, but you could certainly add another 'rcs' option if you

Or you could run 'rlog' on the files, and save the log before you run
'rcs -o'.  Then you wouldn't have to mess with RCS.

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