[cvsnt] Manually renaming files

Gavin Kinsey gavin.kinsey at accutest.co.uk
Wed Aug 7 09:18:03 BST 2002

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Tony Hoyle wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 16:16:01 +0100, "Gavin Kinsey"
> <gavin.kinsey at accutest.co.uk> wrote:
>>I have a rare opportunity tommorrow to access the machine the cvsnt is
>>running on and am going to use the opportunity to upgrade to the latest
>>I would also like to fix some of the wrongly named (mainly ones with spaces
>>in) and positioned files.  I know the only way to do this while retaining
>>revision histories is manual edits, my question is.  Is it as simple as
>>moving/renaming the files in the repository or do any files need to be
>>altered (something like Entries files)?
> You really shouldn't do this, as you break the history, and eveyone
> who currently has the repository checked out will need to delete their
> sandbox and start again.

They are going to have to do this anyway as the CVSROOT settings are 
changing.  I think it's better to do this than have a bunch of broken 
and/or dead files in the repository.

> The correct way to rename a file is:
> cvs delete <oldfile>
> cvs add <newfile>

Which means you lose the revision history, precisley what I want to avoid.

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