[p4] Removing old files generated by Nightly Builds

Dan Wierenga dwierenga at valueclick.com
Tue Aug 7 14:54:58 PDT 2007

Check out the "tempobj" filetype (p4 help filetypes).  It flags a file
to only store the head revision, which sounds to me like what you want.

On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 16:16 -0400, Hugo Krapf wrote:

> Hello,
> Q. What's the suggested method for removing Nightly Build generated files? Obliterate them?!
> I am new to Perforce. I've bought Laura Wingerd's "Practical Perforce". In chapter 8, she talks about Nightly Builds, and check-ins of generated files, and how to tag them with a rolling label.
> I understand the reason behind checking-in generated files ("developers can have up-to-date versions of shared libraries and other generated files without having to build everything themselves"), but... it strikes me as odd to keep all those generated files in the depot forever, even after rolling the label to a new build!...  If the nightly label is moved to new files, there's no reason to keep the old ones, right?
> Thanks in advance for any info.
> Hugo.
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Dan Wierenga
Application Systems & Programming Project Lead
Corporate Systems 
Valueclick, Inc.
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