[cvsnt] Unable to access a renamed filed

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Sat Sep 6 15:16:07 BST 2008

Kerry, Richard wrote:

> The way that I know that keeps the old history but gives history for the
> new file too is as follows.
> 1.
> Copy 'oldname,v' to 'newname,v' in the repository  (note copy, not move)
> 2.
> Cvs remove 'oldname' using a client.
> Copying the original file in the repository means that it remains
> available under its old name, keeping its history there.  
> Helpfully,

Definitely :)

Thanks for sharing this. Probably the best option, next to cvs rename, in
all cases where the presence of the file 'newname' doesn't do any harm. (It
will be present in checkouts of tags/dates before the rename process.)


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