Thomas Arendsen Hein thomas at
Mon Aug 8 23:08:56 CDT 2005

* TK Soh <teekaysoh at> [20050809 05:51]:
> > Second suggestion:
> > 
> >     I've always been frustrated by the behavior of "remove" in cvs
> >     that forces you to first remove the file before you can actually
> >     call cvs remove on it. It turns out that hg seems to be behaving
> >     the same. Is there any chance of having hg being less anal about
> >    this and letting the user do an hg remove on a file even though it still
> >     exists in the directory ?
> I was griping about this awhile ago. It turns out there's really no need of hg
> remove, simply deleting the files seemed to be enough:
>     % rm sub/sub2.c
>     % hg status
>     R sub/sub2.c

This is a bug and will be fixed soon :)

Of course a --force flag to 'hg remove' would be good here.


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