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How to efficiently remove an entire subtree from cvs

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: How to efficiently remove an entire subtree from cvs
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:31:13 -0600
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I'm cleaning up a yrs old cvs repo.  Its a very small one by most
standards and is a home lan repository.

I want to remove an entire subtree with a couple hundred files and

Removing items is not something I've done much of but when I have its
been a one or several file scene.  Where I first remove the file and
then tell cvs about it.  I'd hate to have to remove the files in this
tree one by one that way.  Even in some scripted loop.

I'm not sure how to proceed with a tree as apposed to individual file

I have full root access of course so maybe a hand edit of something in
the repo.

I'd like to have the version info to remain in the repo and be able to
extract past versions of the files being removed.

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