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Re: Fuzziness on cvs import & empty directories

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Fuzziness on cvs import & empty directories
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 16:41:43 -0500 (EST)

[ On , October 27, 2004 at 08:03:13 (-0700), Jan Stap wrote: ]
> Subject: Fuzziness on cvs import & empty directories
> I'm trying to figure out how to import a set of empty directories into
> a CVS project.

Keep in mind that CVS does not manage directories -- it only manages the
files within them and directories are only used as placeholders.  They
exist when they need to and they go away automatically when they are no
longer needed (at least so long as you correctly use the "-d" and "-P"
options that really should be forced on all the time).

Also keep in mind that the very idea of using "cvs import" to create
directories in the repostiory (or indeed of using it to do anything at
all other than import code to a vendor branch in a module that's soley
to be managed as vendor branched code) is a nasty, ugly, hack, despite
the fact that it is a documented procedure.

                                                Greg A. Woods

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