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Re: Removing a revision but not its date&log

From: Urs Thuermann
Subject: Re: Removing a revision but not its date&log
Date: 22 Aug 2005 14:11:25 +0200
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Jim Hyslop <address@hidden> writes:

> Andy Jones wrote:
> > forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question:  why do you want to
> > delete the revision?

I have no concrete use for this.  After reading the docs I could image
that there might be a situation where you don't need to keep all
revisions for some reason (e.g. space, completely broken revision
which were never released and won't be used again for anything, ...)
but you want to keep the log message to see all the changes between
the previous and next revision.

Another reason is that I am currently converting some old sources,
where several versions of the source are distributed over some
directories containing the date, into a CVS repository.  Theses
sources are not complete, i.e. some versions are lost, but I roughly
remember what was in those versions.  So I would like to create (may
be by hand, with rcs or whatever) revision files containng
e.g. revisions 1.1 and 1.3 and a log message for the missing 1.2.

After looking at the structure of RCS revision files it seems it's not
possible, but I wanted to be sure, so I asked.

> More to the point - why bother keeping the checkin message if you're
> going to delete the revision that it applies to?
> By the way, to answer the original question - no, that's not possible.

Thanks for that info.


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