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RE: storing softlinks: Howto or workaround?

From: Wiest, Damian
Subject: RE: storing softlinks: Howto or workaround?
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 08:30:00 -0600

Why not simply use something like mtree to recreate these links once you've
checked the project out?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: RR [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 7:13 PM
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> Subject: storing softlinks: Howto or workaround?
> Hi.  I need to store softlinks as part of a directory hierarchy being 
> version controlled.  I know cvs isn't set up to handle them 
> very well, 
> but I've read there are ways to do it.  Now I just gzip a tarball of 
> the entire directory hierarchy and archive that.  This works, but has 
> several drawbacks: 
>   it's checked in as a single, large, binary 
>   it creates a second step on checkout 
>   it makes doing a "cvs diff" useless and/or impossible 
>   it creates a real error-prone nuisance on any checkin 
> What can be done about this without switching away from cvs?  
> Thanks!  
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