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Re: removing from rep.

From: Steve Greenland
Subject: Re: removing from rep.
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 16:13:00 -0600
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On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 10:40:50AM -0800, Gene Volkov wrote:
> $ cvs release -d tc
> You have [0] altered files in this repository.
> Are you sure you want to release (and delete) directory `tc': y
> $

No, that deletes the working copy (aka sandbox). Mr. Hostbaek wants to
delete the module from the repository.

You can do that by simply going to the repository directory and deleting the

$ cd /wherever/cvsroot
$ rm -rf kill_me

There, it's gone. 

Now, whether or not this is actually good idea is debatable. I make no
claims that doing this will not cause harm. I've done it after an import
that I didn't get the right options on, for example. I'd be much less
likely to do it with a module that had ever actually been used. But
since all the info *about* a file is *in* the file (tags, keyword mode,
etc.), I don't think you will actually corrupt anything else in the


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