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Re: Is there any way to add a new directory between already existing dir
Re: Is there any way to add a new directory between already existing directory structure IN CVS.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:22:16 GMT
<address@hidden> wrote in message
> Is there any way to add a new directory between already existing
> directory structure IN CVS .
> Like I have directory structure "MyRepository/ConfigFile/origional"
> etc. Now i want to add one more directory between "ConfigFile and
> origional " say newDir so that my new directory structure should be
> "MyRepository/ConfigFile/newDir/origional "
CVS does not perform revision control on directories, so if you have direct
access to the repository files on the server, then you can do that by simply
moving the directores around. However, be aware that any change you make
will affect everyone who already has "MyRepository/ConfigFile/origional"
checked out, who will very likely have to check out
"MyRepository/ConfigFile" from scratch after you make the change. Also note
that the history information for files in the "origional" folder (and its
descendants) will have no record of the change. Finally, if you have any
scripts, build tools, or anything that depends on the existing directory
structure, you will be unable to go back and use earlier revisions. So, in
other words, be very careful, and only do it if none of these cautions I've
mentioned will be an issue (such as a brand new repository for example).
As an alternative, you could just add "NewDir/origional", and then add the
contents of the "ConfigFile/origional" folder to "NewDir/origional" folder,
and then remove the contents of the original "origional" folder. That would
preserve the history, and would allow you to check out an earlier revision
if you ever needed it.
Does that help?