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Re: Easy way to flush history/versions of repository?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Easy way to flush history/versions of repository?
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 20:09:21 -0500 (EST)

Stephan Jou writes:
> We have been using CVS for a year now, and have accumulated quite a large
> repository.  We have a major release coming up, and I would like to archive
> the current repository and start a new one, without the history/version
> baggage of the old repository.

Why?  Disk space is cheap -- are you sure you want to get rid of all
that history?  Are there text files that are a problem, or is it just
the binary files you're storing in CVS (which many here will tell you
you shouldn't be doing anyway)?

One possible alternative is to just get rid of *some* of
the history by using "cvs admin -o" to consolidate all the changes
between major releases.  If you insist, you can also use it to delete
all of the changes and just keep the most recent version.

-Larry Jones

Shut up and go get me some antiseptic. -- Calvin

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