[p4] Deleting original depot without affecting branch

Gabor Maghera gmaghera at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 12:07:08 PST 2008

I am little bit confused about the necessity of running p4 snap when using
p4 obliterate.  The help on p4 obliterate for version 2007.2, does not state
anything about having to run p4 snap prior to using p4 obliterate.

So, I wonder, in order to preserve revisions for which you have lazy copies
in other branches, do you have to first run p4 snap?  Has there been a
change to the obliterate algorithm going from p4d 2007.2 to p4d 2007.3,


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Oren Shemesh (oshemesh) <oshemesh at cisco.com>

> Thanks Paul, indeed the latest 'p4 help obliterate' shows that quoting
> from memory is a bad habit (at least when it comes to MY memory).
> Read 'p4 help snap'  and 'p4 help obliterate' - they explain everything
> very clearly.
> Oren.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul goffin [mailto:paul.goffin at dsl.pipex.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:17 PM
> To: Oren Shemesh (oshemesh)
> Cc: Jeff Desharnais; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] Deleting original depot without affecting branch
> Not with recent versions of the server it doesn't.
> See "p4 help snap".
> Paul.
> Quoting "Oren Shemesh (oshemesh)" <oshemesh at cisco.com>:
> > Obliterate automatically does the work '-z' would do, if needed.
> > You can safely use obliterate, just as you understood in the past.
> >
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