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Re: Scrubbing data from CVS repository

From: Scott Gifford
Subject: Re: Scrubbing data from CVS repository
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 00:29:48 -0400
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Jim Hyslop <address@hidden> writes:

> Scott Gifford wrote:
>>     find ~/cvs -type f |xargs perl -pi 's/my_password/***********/g' *
>> Could that damage anything, or is it relatively safe?  And will it
>> have the effect I want, which is to make any version of the project
>> checked out contain asterisks instead of the password?
> That should work. Make sure you back up the repository first (and also
> make sure you can restore from said backup!).

Thanks, will do!

> If I may suggest an alternative: if the other developers don't need the
> history of the files, you could export the latest version to a working
> directory, scrub the working directory, then import the files into a new
> repository as version 1.1. Just a thought.

Yeah, I thought about that, but I like having the history around for
myself, and maintaining two repositories seems like a hassle.



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