[cvsnt] remove(delete) a revision from cvs

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Sun Jul 29 01:46:02 BST 2007

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Tom wrote:
> What if you are in a condition that the wrongly submitted information is 
> farely inpropriate to see by other users, some more example could be (though 
> exaggerated): you are a CIA agent hide as a programer and submit your 
> profile by mistake into the cvs. (...haha :0 ), and in this situation you do 
> want to roll back. Though in most cases it is rarely needed to do the roll 
> back, but with this flexibility could protect privacy like this.

Lock the offending, uneducated user(s) out of the system with proper 
ACLs first:
cvs chacl -u gbush -a none
cvs chacl -u dcheney -a none
... etc ...

... Then retire the CIA agent because if they make a mistake that bad, 
they shouldn't be undercover anymore anyway!

Seriously, you can still roll back as long as you're careful.  Backup 
your repository first!  It's a function that isn't likely to go away, 
it's just a practical necessity IMHO.  That said, I'm not the product 
manager for CVSNT, Arthur is.


Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC


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