[p4] Creating and managing empty folders...

Slava Imeshev imeshev at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 13 16:57:15 PST 2006

I have seen a couple. Both work: 

a) Creating empty directories outside of the codeline 
content  as a part of the build process 

b) Creating a directory and placing DONTDELETE.txt file 
in it. 

Hope this helps.


Slava Imeshev
vimeshev at viewtier.com

--- Jeff Nemecek <Jeff.Nemecek at aQuantive.com> 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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