[cvsnt] Re: Opposite of Import

Oliver Giesen giesen at lucatec.de
Wed Dec 29 09:31:51 GMT 2004

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> The CVS import is to add module in directory of CVSROOT 
> directory right ?

Almost - or maybe it's just a misunderstanding. The definition of the 
term "CVSROOT" is unfortunately a bit fuzzy... You should NEVER create 
any modules below the CVSROOT administrative module of that name. 
Instead all your own modules should be created as siblings to that 
directory, i.e. at the "root" of your repository. Some people tend to 
inaccurately call this repository root directory "CVSROOT" as well, so 
if that's what you meant just forget I said anything. ;)

> but how if we want to remove the module and its directory from CVSROOT
> directory ? is it just deleting the module directory directly ?

Ah, *that* kind of "opposite"... ;)

Well, it isn't really in the nature of CVS to "forget" or remove stuff 
from history. The point of version control is that all past states of a 
project remain available at all times. Therefore the recommended 
procedure to discontinue a module is to cvs remove all files in it.

If however this was just a test module or you're intending to move it to 
a different repository or whatever then yes, the only way to accomplish 
that is to simply remove the folder physically from the repository; 
there is no client-side command to do this. Note again that there is 
absolutely no way back if you do that!

Hope this helps.

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