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Using CVS within Eclipse: Delete a file from repository


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
CVSNT 2.0.14 or higher
Eclipse 2.1.x or higher


Delete a file from repository
  1. Select the file, right click and select delete.

    Delete the file

  2. Confirm deletion of this file. Press Yes button.

    Confirm the deletion of the file

  3. Right click project and select: Team | Synchronize with Repository

    Synchronize with the repository

  4. Confirm perspective switch. Press Yes button.

    Confirm perspective switch

  5. The Team Synchronizing view is displayed.
    Expand the tree, select the deleted file, right click and select Commit.

    Commit the deleted file

  6. Enter a commit comment and press OK button.

    Enter commit comment

  7. The file is now removed from the repository.

  8. You can still retrieve the deleted file (by the person who has deleted the file).
    Select the project, right click and select "Restore from Local History".

    Restore from local history

  9. Select the file(s) to be restored and press Restore button.

    Restore file

  10. The file is now restored on your local file system.

    File restored on local file system