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Re: empty directories on export

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: empty directories on export
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 22:41:17 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 17:10:11 (+0200), Nicolas PEZRON wrote: ]
> Subject: empty directories on export
> I have an empty arborescence in my repository and when
> I do the command "export", I would like that this
> arborescence appears normally even if the
> subdirectories are empty...
> in fact, i would like to export all the directories,
> even those which are empty

That is not a possible option.  CVS does not version directories -- only
files.  Directories are just containers for files that come and go as
needed.  If your soruce distribution must contain empty directories then
I suggest you add something like a "make dist" target to your build
procedures that you can run in a "cvs export"ed module to create those
empty directories for you.

Otherwise you'll have to put a file in the directory and keep it there,
ppossibly removing it just before you package up your distribution....

You should put "update -P" or even "update -d -P" in your ~/.cvsrc files
too just so you get used to this feature too.....

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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