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Re: Is there a cvs "uncommit", or somethings similar

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Is there a cvs "uncommit", or somethings similar
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 14:05:21 -0500
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On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:35:20PM -0500, Schoep, Grant @ STORM wrote:
> I just accidently checked a number of files in that I did not want to.
> I know I could just get the old version, and check that in overtop of the
> incorrect one.

That's the approach that's usually recommended.  (The easy way to
"get the old version" is:
    cvs update -j<wrong-version> -j<previous-version> file
Note that the higher-numbered revision is named *first*.)

> But I really would like to just undo it, as the cvs log
> descriptions on these files is screwed up.

"cvs admin -o<rev> file" will delete revision <rev>, but that's
frowned on.  The intent of a revision history is to be
append-only.  Besides that philosophical problem, it seems to me
that odd things might happen if one deletes revisions from a
repository that's actually shared (I've done it on my own private
repo's without any problems; just remember to do "cvs update"
right afterward, since if you delete the revision that your
sandbox is updated to, "cvs admin -o" does *not* fix up your

But if the bad revisions' content is ok, and it's just the log
messages you're concerned about, your best bet is to use:
    cvs admin -m<rev>:<newmsg> file
to fix the messages.

> I'd rather not go in a manually muck with the ,v file in the repository.

No kidding!


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