[cvsnt] Move files from folders, but holding the history.

Peter Crowther Peter.Crowther at melandra.com
Thu Jun 26 09:21:48 BST 2008

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> From: Jandir Bezerra
> I have some files under folder A, and I need to move those
> files to folder B.
> How can I do it without losing the history ?
> I've seen that, at the server, CVS store the files something
> like <filename>,v
> What if a make simple copy/paste of all these files from folder A to
> B? Would I lose the history?

You will keep the history, and the files will be moved successfully.  This is a standard technique for moving files in RCS and CVS - and about the only reason ever to touch the repository on the server directly!

Of course, just in case, you'll take a repository backup first, right? ;-).

                - Peter

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