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Re: Re[2]: deleting a branch

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Re[2]: deleting a branch
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 11:23:35 -0400 (EDT)

Victor Safronovich writes:
> RS> !!        -B      Allow move/delete of branch tag (not recommended).  !!
> RS> ------------------------
>    I  know  about  this  opt,  but my branchs was created a long time ago, 
> and i
>    didn`t know with or without this opt its created.

It doesn't matter -- reasonably recent versions of CVS require you need
to use -B to change branch tags in order to prevent doing it
accidentally because it's an unusual and extremely dangerous operation
that's very difficult to recover from if you didn't really want to do

>    I  think the all tags and branches stored in filename,v file, so removing 
> the
>    branch or tag is operation, that provides some clean up in this file.

Removing a tag will save all of about a dozen bytes in the file and a
microsecond of processing time.  It's generally not worth the effort.

-Larry Jones

I always have to help Dad establish the proper context. -- Calvin

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