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Re: cvs rtag -r BRANCH -D date

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: cvs rtag -r BRANCH -D date
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 08:41:23 -0400

Alexey Mahotkin wrote:

> If I try to say
>    $ cvs rtag -r BRANCH -D "23 Jan 2001" TEST junk
> it says
>    cvs [rtag aborted]: -r and -D options are mutually exclusive
> The thing is that those options are mutually exclusive only when -r
> specifies non-branch tag.
> If there is no other method of tagging branch by date, this should be
> made one.
>   $ cvs rtag -r BRANCH TEST junk
> works like a charm.  Probably it's not so hard to extend its
> functionality...

If this is going to happen, I might suggest that it be made to match the
format for 'up -j'  (-j<branch>:<date>), both for uniformity and because
there are some commands, such as CVS diff, where -r -D would be
ambiguous (for diff, -r -D -r -D could specify a diff between two dates
on two branches, so does -r -D mean the user wants a single diff between
the local version and a date on a branch or between a branch and a
date?  The current operation would provide the latter).  Anyway,
-r<branch>:<date> should be usable across the board and some of the code
might already be in place due to the 'up -j' operation.


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