[cvsnt] Undo Commit?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Thu Jun 14 22:50:43 BST 2007

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On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:15:36 -0300, Gerhard Fiedler
<lists at connectionbrazil.com> wrote:

>I have (admittedly rare) applications for removing past (obsolete)
>revisions. It seems that I'm not the only one, as the "select non
>significant" revisions command in WinCvs seems to show: someone took the
>effort to implement it, and its main purpose seems to be to remove these
>revisions after selecting them.
There are a few items in admin that are handy at least for me:

1) Modifying the log message if it has been mistakenly copied from the
previous commit in WinCvs. Happens now and then and is misleading in
future reading of the logs.

2) When one stores binaries (like we do), the principle is that
normally only tagged releases should be committed. But this tends to
be forgotten and a large number of intermediate unusable binaries (exe
file for instance) get committed. THis in turn leads to the RCS file
growing to a very large size on the server, which then leads to the
slowing down of cvs operations on that module.
If you consider that, an admin command that simply cuts away a number
of non-useful intermediate binaries is really handy to reduce the RCS
file size.


(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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