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

Jandir Bezerra jandirbezerra at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:55:28 BST 2008

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It worked just fine! So simple, so easy!
And all cautions said were taken to make this with secure.

Thanks Peter and Gerhard

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Gerhard Fiedler
<lists at connectionbrazil.com> wrote:
> Peter Crowther wrote:
>>> 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?
> And make sure that all developers know about this and have committed any
> changes to those files. There's also a chance that they will have to do
> some manual fixing of their sandbox after this, but I'm not sure. It's been
> a while that I had to do this.
> Gerhard
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