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Re: Help with understanding tagging

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Help with understanding tagging
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:27:27 -0400 (EDT)

Miller Sally S NPRI writes:
> It looks like I'm seeing a problem with rtag.
> cvs history -T 
> T 06/06 18:00 +0000 smith   modulename             [June2002:A]
> T 06/07 21:13 +0000 jones   modulename             [June2002:A]
> Seeing the same name tag on the same module made me concerned.

Why?  It could have been a redundat tag operation that didn't actually
do anything (other than get recorded in the history file), or someone
could have been moving the tag -- that's a perfectly normal thing to do.

> out of curiosity I did 
> cvs rdiff -s -r June2002 -r HEAD modulename
> and again there were 20 files that had changes. 
> I started looking at the files and they were modified *BEFORE* the rtag was 
> done.
> Shouldn't the rtag have picked up the new changes?

It's impossible to say based on just the history log -- you need to know
the exact command the user used.  I always recommend against using rtag
without specifying a specific revision to tag since you have no way of
knowing exactly what you're tagging otherwise.  If the user *did*
specify a specific revision to tag (either by sepcifying an existing tag
or a date), then the changes shouldn't be picked up.

-Larry Jones

OK, there IS a middle ground, but it's for sissy weasels. -- Calvin

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