[cvsnt] Betr.: Removing a file from CVS

Jan Keirse jan.keirse at tvh.be
Thu Apr 23 11:02:51 BST 2009

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Are you using CVS intead of CVSNT? In CVSNT (as far as I know) there is no 
more Attic folder and removed files stay in the same folder, even when 
they are deleted. In CVSNT if you are absolutely sure you will never ever 
want to go back to a file (ie it was added by mistake, should never have 
been added and wastes a significant amount of space) you can just remove 
the ,v file from the repository.
That's not really adviced and you'd probably want to make a backup of your 
entire repository in advance, but I have done it in the past and it has 
never cause me any issue. 
Just make sure you don't make this a habit, it's not for normal removes.
If you're on the old CVS I'd assume you can just remove the files from the 
attic folder and all will be fine, but I'm not sure and I'd backup the 
repository before trying and seeing what happens. I'd also upgrade the 
server to CVSNT ;-) 

Kind Regards,

Software quality & Systems: Software Engineer

cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org schreef op 23/04/2009 11:48:15:

> HI Experts,
> I have a project maintained in CVS, when i started working on it, i 
> in the binary files plus the source code to CVS.I want to remove the 
> files from the CVS.I am using cvs remove command for this purpose 
> by a  cvs commit.It has removed the file from the future commits.But 
when i
> check out the code corresponding to the old tags, these binary files are
> still present.And when i checked on the CVS SERVER, i found out that a 
> folder Attic was created on the CVS server where the deleted files were
> moved.Please suggest something about this directory.
> With Warm Regards,
> Nitesh Bansal
> Software Engineer, India
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