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Re: get list of branches

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: get list of branches
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 13:39:55 -0400 (EDT)

Eric Siegerman writes:
> N.B.: There's a file $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/val-tags that is supposed
> to list all the tags (branch and revision tags both) in the repo,
> but it's not always accurate, so it's best not to depend on it.

The reason it's not always accurate is that it was never intended to be
a complete list of all the tags.  It's just a cache of recently
referenced tags that were found to be valid -- CVS will assume any tag
listed there to be valid rather than scanning the repository files to
find out for sure.

-Larry Jones

I think my cerebellum just fused. -- Calvin

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