[cvsnt] automatcally deleting older versions

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Tue Nov 12 19:42:28 GMT 2002

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If you use the cvs admin command it is possible to delete certain revisions
from the RCS file. Say a certain file has revisions 1.1 - 1.32, then
doing this:
cvs admin -o1.2:1.30 filename.txt
will permanently delete the revisions 1.2-1.30 inclusive thus leaving only
1.1, 1.31 and 1.32

I know it works for text files but I don't know if it also works as
expected on binary files (don't know why it should not).

The cvs admin command is restricted to cvs administrators though.

You might set up a certain task that does this automatically of course,
then you have to specify the user account to use like this:
:sspi:username:userlogin at server:/repository
Then you add the username (must be a valid user) to the admin file.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bernhard.Weichel at t-online.de [mailto:Bernhard.Weichel at t-online.de]
Sent: den 12 november 2002 18:44
To: bo.berglund at telia.com
Subject: Re: automatcally deleting older versions

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com>
Newsgroups: support.cvsnt
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: automatcally deleting older versions

> Are you updating these binary documents often? Or are they seldom
> modified?

The binaries are compilations from the XML sourcefiles. So they are updated
rather often.

If the rcs file is up to 100MB we expect not olny to need disk space but
main memory and network bandwidth (even if we shouldn't we use a repository
on a file server in local: "protocol").

I am thinking of a strip application stripping older binaries out of the rcs
Is this possible?

Bernhard Weichel

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