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Re: Importing from RCS

From: James Keeley
Subject: Re: Importing from RCS
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:10:42 -0000

"Simo Muinonen" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> James Keeley <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Since the RCS repository appends a ",v" to each repository file, if I
> import
> > a repository from RCS into CVS, the files will have this extension.
> I
> > create a workspace, should this extension not be stripped off (or do I
> need
> > to remove it for each and every file)?
> Note that in the process described in the manual you are not importing RCS
> repository files using the "cvs import" command but by copying the
> repository
> ",v" files directly into the CVS repository.  See the difference?  In the
> case
> when the files are directly copied, when you later create a workspace
> "cvs checkout", CVS will extract the desired versions of the files without
> the
> ",v" suffix based on the history stored in the repository files, in the
> way
> as RCS would handle its repository files.  But if you used "cvs import" to
> add
> RCS repository files, you would attempting to track the revisions of those
> ",v"
> files, not the original files, so you would presumably get ",v" files out.
>     Simo Muinonen

Ah, cheers Simo!

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