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Re: Files in the 'Attic' directory with a tag

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Files in the 'Attic' directory with a tag
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 18:45:13 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Martin Rubin wrote:
>Hi All
>In a scenario where i remove a file from the repository thru the 'cvs
>remove' and the file goes into the 'Attic' directory and then when i
>do a 'cvs update' on the entire directory for files with that specific
>tag it also brings along the removed file since it has the tag as
>well, Is there a way to specify when doing 'cvs update' that it should
>ignore the files from the attic with that specific tag ??

You are operating under some misconceptions here. The Attic directory 
is purely an implementation artifact that is invisible to the CVS user.
It's an optimization, which allows operations on the main trunk head to
ignore files which do not have a live revision on the main trunk.

If you care whether a file is in the Attic or not, you are doing
something wrong.

If some revision of a file is tagged, then it must be retrieved when
the user requests a checkout, update, export or merge operation with
that tag. To ignore that file would simply be incorrect behavior;
then the act of moving a file to the Attic would implicitly *break*
old tagged baselines!

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