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Gerhard Fiedler wrote: > Arthur Barrett wrote: > >> There is a "cvs admin" command that will let an administrator destroy >> your SCM integrity by removing a revision, however it has not been >> tested in years and there are various reports that it can harm the >> repository. > > Do we have an authoritative list of commands (command/option combinations, > ...) that are considered tested and safe to use? If not, is anybody > interested in creating one? If so, what would be a good procedure and > format? Arthur is talking about the issues with deleting versions of binary files -- there are problems removing the interim versions with binary deltas (and/or compression, I don't recall the specifics). The admin command itself falls into that gray area that is slowly being replaced or deprecated, piece by piece. That is the only command that I know of that isn't fully supported (and it has the all-caps "THIS COMMAND..." warning on it as well. Admin -m is safe. -o is dangerous and destroys the history of your repository (which is what it was designed to do). -p I believe works, but I have never used it. -t, -t-string I have no idea about. Admin -l and -u aren't used anymore, that was from before reserved edits were added to CVSNT. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on any of these. Regards, -- Glen Starrett Technical Account Manager, North America March Hare Software, LLC http://march-hare.com/cvspro/