[cvsnt] Move files from folders, but holding the history.

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Thu Jun 26 13:18:35 BST 2008

Peter Crowther wrote:

>> From: Jandir Bezerra
>> I have some files under folder A, and I need to move those files to
>> folder B. How can I do it without losing the history ? 
>> I've seen that, at the server, CVS store the files something like
>> <filename>,v What if a make simple copy/paste of all these files from
>> folder A to B? Would I lose the history?
> You will keep the history, and the files will be moved successfully. 
> This is a standard technique for moving files in RCS and CVS - and about
> the only reason ever to touch the repository on the server directly! 
> Of course, just in case, you'll take a repository backup first, right?

And make sure that all developers know about this and have committed any
changes to those files. There's also a chance that they will have to do
some manual fixing of their sandbox after this, but I'm not sure. It's been
a while that I had to do this.


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