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There is one action that's lacking in the CVS command set. You cannot rename a file other than manually modifying the repository and the admin files. This is troublesome if many developers have checked out the module.

You're right, there is no way of renaming a file while keeping track of this change in cvs, but instead of manually messing around with the administration files, you (AFAIK) would (in your working dir):

  • $> mv myfile ~/backups
  • $> cvs remove myfile
  • $> cvs commit myfile
  • $> mv ~/backups/myfile newname
  • $> cvs add newname
  • $> cvs commit newname

This is one of the few ugly parts of CVS; but while your starting to use it, you may give meta-cvs a try. I did not, because of my high workload there's no time for such improvements :-(, but it seems to be worth a try.


In reply to Re: Re: Using CVS for revision control by Tomte
in thread Using CVS for revision control by trs80

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