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RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 14:16:25 -0500 (EST)

[ On Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 11:19:13 (EST), address@hidden wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...
> Some would disagree with you on that... myself included.  I was hoping
> that I could get CVS to treat a directory as a true
> project/first-class object.  Not just as a directory.

First off you really really really need to learn what it means when it
is said that CVS only manages files, and really only text files at that.

In CVS directories merely exist to hold the files appart.

If you use CVS correctly, i.e. with at least the following in your
~/.cvsrc file:

        checkout -P
        update   -d -P

then you'll find that directories simply appear and disappear
automatically as they are needed and when they become unnecessary again.

(though of course you need to manually create directories in your
workspace in order to put new files into them, and you need to manually
tell CVS about them before you can do CVS operations within them, such
as adding those new files)

> Many people create Projects and Subprojects within their SCM tools
> that are not simply treated as 'Directories'.

CVS is not a full SCM tool -- see the manual for more detailed
descriptions of what CVS is and what it is not.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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