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Re: CVS attic

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: CVS attic
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 10:44:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 13 May 2002, Srirekha Cherukuri wrote:

> Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 07:30:45 -0700
> From: Srirekha Cherukuri <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [info-cvs] CVS attic
> I removed files from the CVS but they are now in the attic. How can I remove
> the files from there. Please advise.

The Attic directories are just a representational artifact of CVS which
has to do with optimizing operations on the main trunk. Any file which
removed on the main trunk (but possibly existing on branches) is moved
to the Attic.  This way, that file doesn't have to be processed at all,
for instance, when someone does a full main trunk checkout. That is to
say, CVS doesn't have to waste time opening the RCS file, parsing it
and discovering that it has a Dead state; by virtue of being in the
Attic, the file is known to be dead on the trunk.

Understand tha the CVS remove operation does not destroy data. What it
does is add new information to the repository to indicate that a file
no longer exists. Older revisions of that file are still available.

Meta-CVS: solid version control tool with directory structure versioning.

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