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Re: Tags and Branches

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Tags and Branches
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 10:36:48 -0400 (EDT)

Tim Cook writes:
> I wanted to see what changes were made between each label so I attempted to 
> get a specific
> release using "cvs co -r blah00 ..." and "cvs co -r blah01 ..." so I could 
> do a comparison between them.

It would be a lot simpler to use "cvs diff" with two -r options.

> What I actually got checked out was different from what I expected. I'd 
> assumed if I specified a tag
> ie "-r blah01" then I would get all versions with that tag. What I seemed 
> to get was the latest versions
> on that branch.

It's possible that blah01, etc. are also branch tags rather than
revision tags, but it's hard to tell without more information.  What
does "cvs status -v" say about one of the files that doesn't behave as
you expected?

-Larry Jones

I sure wish I could get my hands on some REAL dynamite. -- Calvin

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