6. Archiving of Version Container Files : Attempts to Access Archived Versions

Attempts to Access Archived Versions
The archive command affects depot storage only. It has no immediate effect on any workspace. But you might subsequently enter an AccuRev command that attempts to access a version that has been archived. For example, if version gizmo_int/8 of file floor_layout.gif has been archived, then this command fails:
accurev cat -v gizmo_int/8 floor_layout.gif > old_layout.gif
In such cases, a message is sent to stderr and the command’s exit status is 1.

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