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

Jandir Bezerra jandirbezerra at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:55:28 BST 2008

It worked just fine! So simple, so easy!
And all cautions said were taken to make this with secure.

Thanks Peter and Gerhard

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Gerhard Fiedler
<lists at connectionbrazil.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Gerhard
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