[p4] Creating and managing empty folders...

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Mon Nov 13 16:04:57 PST 2006

I generally recommend having the build system create any directories it 
needs. I only revert to token files when the build/IDE tool is not up to 
the task.


Jeff Nemecek wrote:
> So, given a situation where you need to create a stable, consistent
> folder structure for a project, how do you approach the issue of empty
> folder creation in Perforce?  Subversion, CVS and unmentionable source
> control systems have solutions for this.  I am not familiar with the
> best way to resolve this using Perforce.
> Do you use token files to populate each folder you need to create?  Do
> you use external tools to drive folder creation of templated projects?
> Do you create folders in the file system and not worry about loading
> them into Perforce until files exist underneath them?
> I'm interested in any and all approaches or alternatives that you may
> have to this issue.
> Thanks,
> Jeff Nemecek
> Lead Engineer, Corporate Software Development
> aQuantive, Inc
> Leading Businesses in Digital Marketing
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