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Re: FW: cvs import & checkout -D date_spec

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: FW: cvs import & checkout -D date_spec
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:55:12 -0400 (EDT)

Chen, Susie writes:
>       [1st import]
>       cvs import -ko -kb -I! <directory path> <vendor tag> <release tag>

There's no point in specifying -k more than once, only the last one is

>       cvs rtag <branch tag> <directory path>

rtag without -r is almost always a mistake -- you have no idea what
revisions you're actually tagging.  And without -b you're creating a
revision tag, not a branch tag.

>       cvs checkout -D <date> -r <branch tag> <module>
> The rtag command makes the import available only to the branch.

I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.  import generally makes
the import available on the trunk except for files that have been
locally modified.  If there are any locally modified files, you need to
do a merge to merge the vendor changes into the local changes on the

Perhaps it would help if you explained exactly what it is that you're
trying to do.

And it really would help to see the *exact* commands you're using, or at
least exactly what you're using for <date>.

-Larry Jones

I'm a genius. -- Calvin

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