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RE: Help! Branch/attic mess

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Help! Branch/attic mess
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:43:14 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> OK, but how does one get a project started without using import?  The
> Cederqvist manual gives no other way to start a project besides using
> import (ch. 3).  And going over all the commands listed with cvs
> --help-commands, I don't see any other command to start a project
> with.
That's because there is no single command to do that. You need to add an
entry to the CVSROOT/modules file, then create the corresponding directory
in the repository and check it out. From there, you use 'cvs add'.

> BTW, what got me started looking into all this was trying to find some
> algorithm for determining the branch (if any) a given checked out
> revision belongs to, based on the info genertated by "cvs status -v".
> As best as I can figure, this is the algorithm:

Wouldn't it just be easier to look at the "sticky tags" field of the status
report? Or am I missing something here?

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

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