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RE: Undo the update

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Undo the update
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:30:30 -0400

Ramanuj Singh wrote:
> I resolved the conflicts the while merging the branch in main 
> trunki but was unable to commit.
> Was getting  error of sticky tag. So I run the update -A 
> command. Now  I lost all the conflicts I resolved during the conflict
> Is there any way I can undo this update operation as I didn't 
> take the back up of those resolved files.
Unfortunately, no. However, if the file had actually been modified, then CVS
would *not* have overwritten your changes.

In any case, CVS will have saved a copy of the pre-merged file in your
working directory. Look for a file with the same name, but with ".#"
prefixed, and the version number appended. For example, if you were working
on rev 1.4 of file myfile.cpp your local directory will hold a file named

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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