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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Possible to destructively modify an archive?

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Possible to destructively modify an archive?
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:12:28 -0500

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 09:12, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> If someone mirrors your changes before you remove them, or checks out
> your project, removing and then patching with something different can
> step on a lot of toes.  See
> That being said, I've done this a fair bit on local, private archives
> for similar reasons to yours.  If you need to remove an entire
> version, branch, or category, just rm -rf it; the archive structure is
> fully descending.

Let me add to that:

But don't create a new category, branch or version with the same name as
the one you removed unless you can do all the usual history-changing
cleanup first.

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