[cvsnt] Scripts for automatic movement of files from one folder to another

Merrill Cornish merrill.cornish at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 2 14:32:00 GMT 2004

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Others may have better answers, but in general, CVS doesn't like people changing directories.

For CVS (and all other source control systems I'm familiar with), the more common way of taking a snapshot of development activity for testing is to attach a special tag to the revision of each file in the system, identifying what is to be tested.  Your testers would then extract the code they are to test from CVS based on that tag.

No copying would be necessary, no extra space needed, and--as a sideeffect--the tags for each set of files to be tested would stay in CVS as a record of what each test release was.

You can give your testers read-only access to CVS (if that's your worry) so that they can extract the files to be tested, but they can't change any of the development code themselves.


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