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Re: Finding out which tags exist

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Finding out which tags exist
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 18:34:34 -0500 (EST)

Rolf Leggewie writes:
> One idea I had was to get the status for the file ChangeLog which
> probably exists in most repositories.  But either I have done something
> wrong or what I think is more likely is that "status -v ChangeLog" will
> not work unless I have a local working directory of CVS project files
> which I do not.

Right, status requires a working directory.  However, the rlog command
does not require a working directory and it can also give you a list of
tags for a file.

> Oh, while I am with the experts ;-), just another question.  Is it
> possible to make a fully working CVS working directory and thus save the
> download for a complete initial checkout by importing a source tarball
> in a certain fashion?  I guess this is not the case but wanted to ask
> nonetheless.

Only if the tarball contains the CVS metadata (i.e., the CVS
subdirectories).  If it does, then simply exploding the tarball creates
a bona fide working directory, you don't have to do anything special.

-Larry Jones

Apparently I was misinformed. -- Calvin

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