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Re: Managing only a few files in a directory tree?

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Managing only a few files in a directory tree?
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:14:12 -0500
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pmts wrote, On 02/08/2009 10:01 PM:

Hi, folks --

  Ok, I'm old:  I used RCS in the *80s*. :-)

  I manage a suite of commercial, compiled apps in a handful of directories
in a directory tree, and each directory has one or two config files that
drive the behavior of the binaries therein.  Doing a "cvs import" seems to
import *all* files in a directory, including the binaries that really don't
benefit from being managed in CVS.  Throwing in a ton of -I's to ignore
certain files is a possibility, if somewhat ungraceful.

  What's the best way to set up a CVS module or project which holds only the
couple of config files in each directory in the tree?  What I've used works,
but is, shall we say, unpleasant. :-)



1) understand, that unlike RCS, when you put files from a directory under VC that directory is not now under control, i.e, importing your current structure will not make the directory imported into a CVS 'sandbox'.

2) considering 1, the easiest thing to do would be:
copy the directory structure with config files and import it, then do a checkout and populate the checkout with the appropriate binary files.

3) alternative to 2 is to create a repository directory,
check it out to a sandbox,
move the operational directory(ies) into the sandbox,
`cvs add` each directory and config file into the repository.

3 is probably what I would do, but I am strange.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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