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RE: Getting a file that was removed in repository back?

From: Albin Takami
Subject: RE: Getting a file that was removed in repository back?
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 19:58:16 -0700

Hi Karl and all,

If I removed files using cvs (cvs rm....), I see the files I removed in the
Now in your book (Open Source Development With CVS chapter: What Happens
When You Remove A File), you mention that "This means that if you want to
restore a removed file, you can't just take it out of the Attic/ and put it
back into the project. Instead, you have to do something like this in a
working copy...."
If I don't have a working copy, meaning I don't have a checked out copy of
that file, how do I then get it back/restored?

Best regards,

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Karl Fogel [mailto:address@hidden  On Behalf Of Karl
Sent:   Wednesday, August 07, 2002 6:34 PM
To:     address@hidden
Subject:        Re: Getting a file that was removed in repository back?

"Albin Takami" <address@hidden> writes:
> So, I was wondering how I can get the testing123.v file back, after
> it in the repository?

You can't get it back.  You've removed it.  It's gone.

The only thing you can do now is remove any references from it in your
working copies (delete the appropriate line in CVS/Entries files in
working copies).

There is no typo, you just have to read the commands in the example
carefully.  Line 3 is an "ls", not a "cd", in particular.


> ..
> ..
> What Happens When You Remove A File
> When you remove a file from a project, it doesn't just disappear. CVS must
> be able to retrieve such files when you request an old snapshot of the
> project. Instead, the file gets put in the Attic, literally:
> 1. floss$ pwd
> 2. /home/jrandom/src/myproj
> 3. floss$ ls /usr/local/newrepos/myproj/
> 4. README.txt,v  a-subdir/     b-subdir/     foo.jpg,v   hello.c,v
> 5. floss$ rm foo.jpg
> 6. floss$ cvs rm foo.jpg
> 7. cvs remove: scheduling 'foo.jpg' for removal
> 8. cvs remove: use 'cvs commit' to remove this file permanently
> 9. floss$ cvs ci -m "Removed foo.jpg" foo.jpg
> 10. Removing foo.jpg;
> 11. /usr/local/newrepos/myproj/foo.jpg,v  <--  foo.jpg
> 12. new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.1
> 13. done
> ....
> ...
> ..
> Hope you can help.
> Best regards,
> Albin

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