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Re: How to retain revision history when copying files from one cvs proje

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: How to retain revision history when copying files from one cvs project to another?
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 09:49:43 -0700

On Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 02:36  PM, address@hidden wrote:

We have all our source code in the CVS repository as
one project. Now we want to start a new project in
CVS. But we will be requiring files from the existing
project into the new project. How can we copy/move the
files over to the new project without losing their
revision history? Is there a way to do this?
Does the cvs import command work for doing this?
Please let me know if anyone has an answer.

To preserve revision history, you must carry the RCS files from the old project to the new project. If the two projects are in the same repository, and you expect to do a lot of cross-merging, then you can define the new project's module in such a way that the RCS files are shared. The trick here is that the shared code must be completely contained within a directory tree that also contains nothing else.

Otherwise, you should copy the RCS files by hand from their present location in the repository to the new location.

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