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Re: Purge old files in CVS?

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Purge old files in CVS?
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 08:21:33 -0400
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Matthias Kaeppler wrote:

I have set up a CVS repository on a server where I only have 100MB quota.
In order to avoid letting the repo grow infinitely, is there a mechanism to tell CVS that it should purge all diffs before date X, in order to save space?

It's not automatic, but you can use 'cvs admin -o' to purge old revisions:

Remember, though, that CVS stores only the difference from one revision to the next, so you may not need to purge anything.

> I mean, I don't need changes made 6 months ago anyway, so I
> can as well get rid of the changelogs and diff-files.
I have, on occasion, needed to go back and view revisions older than six months. Do not assume that, just because it's old, you'll never need it again.


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