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Re: FW: Symbolic tag information after a 'cvs release'

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: FW: Symbolic tag information after a 'cvs release'
Date: 8 Apr 2002 22:49:09 -0400

In <address@hidden> Sonam Chauhan <address@hidden> writes:

>Sorry - Having never done *software* releases" with CVS myself, I misphrased 
>query. What I really meant was 'cvs export'. In other words, we do a 'cvs 
>export' of a tagged branch as part of our release process. I wanted to capture 
>the tag name of the cvs-*exported* branch by processing a CVS variable in a 
>file. This does not seem possible.

There's the $Name$ keyword, but it won't give you the name of the
branch, just the name of the *release* you exported.  It makes no
difference if the release is on a branch or on the trunk.

Note:  you shouldn't export and ship with a branch tag, because you
won't know what you shipped.  You get the tip of the branch, and that
changes as the branch grows.

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