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Re: branch deleted but still needed

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: branch deleted but still needed
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:07:01 -0500 (EST)

Daniels, David writes:
> We had a developer accidentally delete a branch from our repository today.

The developer deleted the branch *tag*, not the branch.  I trust he/she
has been "educated" to avoid the problem recurring.

> Using WinCVS, we're able to produce a graph that shows the branch apparently
> still exists, but is not named. Is there a way to restore the branch (i.e.,
> restoring the name) so we can continue to reference it as before?

Not easily.  You can do it manually, file by file, using cvs admin -n. 
You're probably better off restoring your repository from a recent

-Larry Jones

Shut up and go get me some antiseptic. -- Calvin

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