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diff --git a/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.utilities/backupAndInit.sh b/plugins/org.eclipse.wtp.releng.utilities/backupAndInit.sh
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+#!/bin/sh
+
+. mainparams.shsource
+
+. copyAndRemove.sh
+
+
+if [ ! -d ${newcvsdir} ] then; 
+        mkdir -p "${newcvsdir}"
+fi
+
+# make sure it is clean
+# (technically only needed during development
+# and test, not production run.)
+rm -fr ${newcvsdir}
+	     
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