[Cvsnt] Removing Redundant Directories

Paul Grenyer Paul.Grenyer at chorleys-communisis.co.uk
Fri May 10 17:10:11 BST 2002

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Hi Bo

Thanks for the reply.

> If you say that "project now has some redundant folders" you are
> implying that these folders earlier were *not* redundant, right?
> In that case you *should not* remove them from the repository because
> if you want to go back to an earlier revision where they were not
> redundant you will get an incomplete checkout!

Actually, they were added by mistake.

> What you *should* do is to cvs remove the *files* in the folders and
> commit that change. This moves the files to the attic in the server
> and if you then update your checked out copy with the flag to prune
> empty directories they will be gone in your sandbox. And that is
> really the only thing you need, what is hidden on the server to
> support checkouts on older revisions is really not relevant.
> If someone checks out the head of your project he will not get the
> 'redundant' directories either, because cvs per default does not
> create directories on the client with no files inside.

I have successfully emptied the files from these directories, except the CVS

Then I did:

cvs -P update


cvs commit

I then deleted the local copy of project directory and did:

cvs checkout CRELibrary

and I got the project folder back complete with the empty directories I
wanted to delete. :-(

What am I doing wrong?



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