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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] old/ deleted files

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] old/ deleted files
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 10:40:33 -0500

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 00:34, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> So what makes more sense from now on - just rm-ing and relying on tla to
> pull old stuff back out occasionally, or still keeping my old/ dir?

Pulling old stuff back out is very, very easy if you keep a fully
populated revision library -- just copy the file out of the revlib copy
of your tree it was last in, and (if you're using explicit tags, which I
don't) reassign it its old ID.

Given that this ("copy the old file out of a spot on your hard drive")
is so easy, I don't see any particularly reason to use an old/

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