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Re: attic files

From: david
Subject: Re: attic files
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 10:24:15 -0500 (CDT)

> How can I retrieve a large quantity of Attic files?  A vendor did a merge
> down the vendor branch and, as it turns out, did a reorganization of some
> files.  The resulting commit moved many, many files in many directories into
> their respective attics.  In the meantime, an engineer here, made changes to
> some of those files that were moved to the attic.  He just came over and
> asked me why "Attic" was in the path to the files he had changes.

So he was working on the RCS-format files in the repository itself?
Didn't he notice anything odd about them?  Misinformed users directly
changing files in the repository will mess up any CVS system, regardless
of whether the files are in the Attic or not.  If anything, you may
be lucky.  If he's changing them now, he may have changed them in the
past, and now you have the opportunity to tell him not to do that
under any circumstances.

So, what exactly did he do?  If he modified a local copy, how did he
check it back in?  (And why would he notice the "Attic" in the path?)

  We need
> these files (even though the vendors don't) and when a fresh checkout is
> done, we need these files.  If I just get a backup, we'll lose all the
> changes that were made recently.  
If you can tell us what the engineer really did, and what changes it
is you'd lose, maybe we can help.

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