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Re: cvs add <directory>

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs add <directory>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 17:15:48 -0400 (EDT)

Mark D. Baushke writes:
> If you want folks to be able to add top-level modules using 'cvs add', then
> you probably want to add 
>     TopLevelAdmin=yes
> to your CVSROOT/config file.

No, you don't.  TopLevelAdmin causes a directory to be put under CVS
control when you do a checkout *in* it, which you almost never want. 
That is, if you do:

        cvs co module

your current directory gets a CVS subdirectory rather than just module
and its subdirectories getting one.

> After you have done that, then the following steps will add new-module
> to your repository:
>       cvs checkout -l .
>       mkdir new-module
>       cvs add new-module

That works reguardless of whether TopLevelAdmin is set or not, although
I strongly suggest using -d to let checkout create a new directory
rather than checking out into the current directory.

> In CVS versions prior to the existence of the TopLevelAdmin keyword, the
> only way to create a new top-level module was to go to an empty directory
> and cvs import a new module.

Not so, the above has "always" worked.

-Larry Jones

My brain is trying to kill me. -- Calvin

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