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Re: cvs add <directory>

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: cvs add <directory>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 09:15:05 -0400
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clearcase can do this.  Go check it out ;).

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 08:51:06AM -0400, Phil R Lawrence wrote:
> Greg A. Woods wrote:
> >Yes, unfortunately though people seem to think for some bizarre reason
> >that directories contain something interesting other than just files and
> >thus they seem to want to version them, but fortunately they are
> >completely mistaken, or have been mislead by stupid unnecessary features
> >in other similar tools.  It all stems from the fact that far too many
> >people are using _very_ wrong tools for the jobs they think they're
> >trying to do.
> Hold on there!  We were unable to use CVS because it could not version 
> our directories...  I consider it a major deficiency.
> I gather that most people use CVS to version their c projects, etc... 
> normal things that you compile and release.
> But we were hoping to version our production ERP directory tree.  Most 
> of our work involves one-at-a-time script 
> manipulation/addition/deletion.  A major downfall was CVS inability to 
> handle (and reproduce upon checkout) hard and soft links from that dir 
> structure.
> We never did find a tool that could do this, and settled on just RCS'ing 
> individual files.  But that really sucks.  I had hoped i could check out 
> a complete, functioning tree (links and all, dir structure as of a 
> certain release, etc.) on a test machine for practicing vendor upgrade 
> scripts.  It would have been sweet.
> Phil R Lawrence
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