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Bug 71042 - [50cat] No way to add an empty folder
Summary: [50cat] No way to add an empty folder
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: CVS (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@versioncontrol
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-05 13:44 UTC by misterm
Modified: 2008-06-17 14:31 UTC (History)
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Description misterm 2006-01-05 13:44:27 UTC
[ BUILD # : 20051218 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.4.2_xx ]

There is no way to add an empty folder to a CVS repository.
Comment 1 Maros Sandor 2006-12-18 15:31:26 UTC
IMHO adding an empty folder is meaningless in CVS. Why would you want to do that
when update and checkout always prune empty folders?
Comment 2 misterm 2006-12-18 20:03:46 UTC
While prune should be enabled by default, adding and checking out empty folders
is useful for:

- Suggesting a template structure;
- Allow two users to develop a new package simultaneously when no class has been
commited yet.

Please let me know if these use cases make sense to you.