Local VCS Follow
I'm just curious... the Local version control system uses up lots of disk
space. Is there any way to tell it to release this space? When a project
is no longer needed or used, for example, how to I clear out all that
history and throw it away, since it's no longer required? I found myself
having to go in manually and delete the files. Did I miss something? My
disk (a rather small affair by today's standards) went full, and it took me
a while to figure out what was using all the space. I deleted the local
caches for several old and unused projects and freed up a ton of space. I
was just wondering if IDEA provided any UI for managing the use of this
space, or any way for saying "Hey, I'm done with this project, delete it and
all the cache and temporary files associated with it"... or if I should put
in a Tracker Request for this.
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A "Clear Local CVS caches" command (suitably gated by an "Are you really sure" dialog), seems like a reasonable thing to have. I've also had to go in and gut LCVS cache files by hand.
I would suggest having this in addition to a dialog box that shows project
roots, their disk space taken by local VCS and the availability of those
projects with the ability to delete a specific project local VCS repository
(or only from a specific time?)
There are many cases when I create a workspace for a project from VCS (in
our case Visual SourceSafe) to check if something is working without my
changes, and then I delete it. It would be nice to have a way to clean it's
remainers in the system.
"Dave Griffith" <email@example.com> wrote in message
sure" dialog), seems like a reasonable thing to have. I've also had to go
in and gut LCVS cache files by hand.
Possible solution (not very good though) is to just find the corresponding
directory in (system/localVcs) and delete it.
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"Paul Bradshaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Speaking of this. I have LocalVCS turned off yet I still get a LocalVCS
cache. Why is this?
This reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask: what is the local VCS for? I use CVS, and I understand the importance of having a remote VCS for projects, but what good does a local one do? And how do I use it in IDEA?
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"Keith Lea" <email@example.com> wrote in message
VCS for? I use CVS, and I understand the importance of having a remote VCS
for projects, but what good does a local one do? And how do I use it in
It's very similar to the file history in JBuilder, but much smarter in that
it automatically records actions that have been taken e.g. refactorings in
with that history. It's very useful if you want to rollback to a state that
was between your last commit and the present, and it can save your ass if
you accidentally delete or overwrite a file.
Keith Lea wrote:
"Amnon I. Govrin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message