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Re: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour

From: Sergei Organov
Subject: Re: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour
Date: 26 Mar 2004 15:59:41 +0300
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Andy Jones <address@hidden> writes:

> >Why can't you just choose the files you want to tag and run the TAG command
> >only on those. This way only those files get tagged and not the complete
> >module, which is not want you as it is want to happen.
> Because I have 12,766 files, and I want to tag all but about 30 of them.
> Working out which 30 is a long and laborious process of checking by hand. It
> would have been nice if I could have just worried about getting the sandbox
> to a given state and then tagging that state.

CVS has no support for tagging sandbox. It tags files in the repository,
period. And there no state in the repository matches the state of your sandbox
due to local changes.

> What I'll end up doing is compiling a list of the 30 as I go along, tagging
> everything and then doing something like:
> cat badlist.txt | xargs cvs tag -d <tag>

I'm still curious what are you going to do with this tag after that. For
example, what do you expect should then happen if you issue

cvs get -r <tag> module

with the tag created in this way?


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