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RE: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour

From: Gagneet Singh
Subject: RE: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 09:27:49 +0530

Well! In this case the best thing to do is to use a GUI which will
enable you to select the required files or dseselect the files which are
not required.

On GNU/Linux clients gCVS is a very good option and WinCVS is the best
for Windows. You can get both from


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andy Jones [mailto:address@hidden
>Sent: Friday, 26 March, 2004 16:01 PM
>To: address@hidden; address@hidden
>Subject: RE: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour
>>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.
>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>
>As I said, it's not really a big deal, just a small surprise.

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