Subject: Re: where is the cvsweb attic of usr.bin?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/24/2000 17:23:53
"Jeremy C. Reed" wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Attic's appear in the directory where the file was removed. For example,
> > look at http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/basesrc/usr.bin/elvis/ .
> I was just thinking that if something was removed then the entry would be
> gone. I would guess -- using the example -- elvis would be in
> basesrc/usr.bin/attic/elvis ...
I guess it's too much work for CVS to track whether or not all files
have moved inside a directory and them move entire directory contents
around (remember that CVS was basically just a smart wrapper around RCS
commands). So invidual files get moved out to the Attic, and when there
is no more files, the directory disappears (if you 'cvs update -P').
This is why you see the .keep_me files (or some similar name) in some
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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