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Re: [help] "cvs rm -f" question

From: david
Subject: Re: [help] "cvs rm -f" question
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 11:18:51 -0500 (CDT)

>  Dear all,
> I'm a newbie to cvs, please excuse me if my question is in FAQ.
> My problem is:
> - i have a local cvs server
> - after checking out a project, many changes has been made
> - because the changes include deleting files from the project, i must have 
used "cvs rm -f [filenames]"

I don't use "cvs rm -f", for similar reasons.  Destructive commands should
be slightly awkward, and streamlining them is often a bad idea.

> - unfortunately, instead of this command, i used "cvs rm -f" (without any 
file names!), and all files in the project directory are accidentally 
removed :-(
> Please help me recover deleted files, if it is possible.
Which files?  If you didn't commit the changes, then you didn't change
the repository.  (If you did, it's possible to check out the files again
and re-add them.)  If you want to recover the files you deleted, it's
probably impossible unless they were backed up.  Unix has one-step
file deletion, unlike the Macintosh and Microsoft Windows which have
a two-step, and that two-step deletion has saved me on occasion.
David H. Thornley                        | If you want my opinion, ask.
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