obliterate functionality?

Theodore Tso tytso at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 19 11:10:09 CDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:08:08AM -0500, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 10:48 -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > Now suppose the nice folks at the AACS consortium send you a
> > cease-and-desist order threatening to sue FreeBSD into the ground.
> > You can use a tool like git-filter-branch, or some manual process in
> > Mercurial, to rewrite all of the several hundred-odd commits starting
> > with the commit that included the check-in that had the AACS
> > algorithm.  (Since Mercurial doesn't have an automated way of
> > rewriting history like git does.
> It does. It's called 'convert'.

As a suggestion, someone might want to add an example use of how 
convert extension could be used for that purpose to its wiki page:


I actually did some searching around and completely missed it.  Sorry
for spreading a bit of disinformation!

  	       	    	      	     	 	    - Ted

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