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Now we have a mix of .txt and .txt,v files in the same directory of TWiki. For backup purposes, it will be fine to separate them. In this case I can just add a symbolic link from '/.backup_jobs' to directory with .txt,v files, to write it on tape. Now I need extra BASH scripting.

-- IvAn - 02 Aug 2000

You can create a sub-directory called RCS/ and put all the ,v rcs files in there. Most reversions of rcs I know can use this directory as well. Furthermore you could just symlink that RCS directory-point to a seperate location.

-- NicholasLee - 02 Aug 2000

As Nicholas pointed out, this can be done with an RCS subdirectory. RCS will use this directory by default if it exists. This change request will not go into the TWiki distribution.

-- PeterThoeny - 15 Aug 2000

Thank you for the hit. It works. P.S. It's about me: "if something fails to work, read this [censored] documentation".

-- IvAn - 23 Aug 2000

Formerly classified as FeatureNotSuitable, as of TWiki Production version 01-Sep-2001, there is an option in TWiki.cfg to set RCS to use a subdirectory in each data/Webname directory as a repository. It's recommended to be enabled only when doing a fresh install of TWiki.

-- MikeMannix - 04 Oct 2001

Has anybody done any timing on the speed of file access when using RCS subdirectories compared to putting all of the files in the same directory? I would expect it to be faster since the directory would be smaller for lots of files reducing the need to go to indirect inodes to find the files.

-- JohnRouillard - 30 Jul 2002

> there is an option in TWiki.cfg to set RCS to use a subdirectory in each data/Webname directory as a repository.
> It's recommended to be enabled only when doing a fresh install of TWiki.

Why is this oonly recommended for a fresh install? Is it "safe" to toggle the switch, create the RCS dir in each existing data dir on the server, move the existing ,v files into the RCS dir using the command line and go from there?

Admittedly, this might be tedious (although easily scripted). Is it "safe"?

-- VickiBrown - 19 Nov 2004

See SafeToReorgRCSSubdirs for Peter's answer to my question about "safety".

-- VickiBrown - 16 Dec 2004

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