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Re: cvs deleted by mistake

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: cvs deleted by mistake
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:55:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hello Yadir,

* On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 03:28:27PM -0400 Yasir, Zamir wrote:

> We are working in real env. and lost cvs directory which was using
> between different developers, Does any body have idea retrieving cvs
> directory in AIX env.

I assume you lost the directory some/path/CVS.

If you can do a "cvs up" from inside of some/, then I would advise to do
the following:

1. Move away the path/ directory:
   address@hidden:some$ mv path path.old

2. Now, do a "cvs update" with -d option to regenerate directories not
   locally available:
   address@hidden:some$ cvs up

   This will generate some/path/, along with some/path/CVS/

3. Now, diff and patch (or copy, if you are really sure what you are
   doing) the changes from some/path.old/ to some/path/. If you use
   diff, don't forget to ignore differences in CVS/ directory by using
   "-x CVS", like:

   address@hidden:some$ diff -urNx CVS path path.old > 1.diff
   address@hidden:some$ cd path/
   address@hidden:some/path$ patch -p1 < ../1.diff

4. Do a "cvs diff" to make sure you only added the changes you did
   locally (someone might have changed files on the CVS server in the
   meantime!). If there are any changes you did not do youself, make
   sure to undo them. Otherwise, you will undo the changes of your

5. When you are really sure some/path/ is correct, you can remove
   some/path.old. I would highly recommend to check twice and thrice
   before doing this!


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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