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RE: delete an from local CVS/Entries file

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: delete an from local CVS/Entries file
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:42:56 -0500

Antony Paul wrote:
> I work on a maintenance project. There will be more than one task
> delivered at one time. The onsite guy will checkout the files by task,
> and test. If a task is OK then the working copy is tagged by task
> number. If any of the task is not working and it is a new file that
> has to be deleted in order to not tag this with other tasks. That task
> may be left untouched for several days till it is fixed and new tasks
> may be delivered in between. So it is difficult to document and
> exclude these files over a period of time. It will be nice if I could
> give a script to delete the files.
This all sounds very manually-intensive, and therefore error-prone. Writing
scripts is the right thing to do, but writing a script to edit the Entries
file is asking for trouble. If you insist on editing the Entries file,
sooner or later something *will* go wrong and you'll waste several days
trying to sort it out.

What is the nature of your project - is it a web site, or a program with C
or C++ source files, or...? When you say "checkout the files by task", how
do you define which files to check out? Do you use branches and tags, or
some other mechanism?

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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