[cvsnt] Betr.: Removing a file from CVS

nitesh bansal nitesh.bansal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 11:06:51 BST 2009

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Thanks for advice.But i dont have permissions for upgrading CVS to CVSNT.But
isnt there any such command which will remove the files from the repository
cleanly and safely??

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Jan Keirse <jan.keirse at tvh.be> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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
> checked
> > in the binary files plus the source code to CVS.I want to remove the
> binary
> > files from the CVS.I am using cvs remove command for this purpose
> followed
> > 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
> new
> > 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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