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Re: deleting a branch tag

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: deleting a branch tag
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:36:40 -0500
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Dennis Jones wrote:
> Hello,
> I have had this question in my head for a long time and have just never
> needed to ask it, but it has now become relevant.  I have a large repository
> with numerous branches.  Most branches are meaningful, but there are a
> couple that are completely useless and are just taking up space in the
> repository.  If I delete a branch tag, does all of the source associated
> with that branch get removed from the repository, or preserved in place?

Only the tag will be deleted. The revisions will remain, with no way to
access them except for non-branch tags that may have been applied, or
the numeric revision number.
> Based on the philosophy of CVS, my guess is that the source is preserved
> (although if the branch tag is deleted, it would be nearly impossible to
> find the source again, making the preservation of the source pretty much
> pointless).  I would obviously prefer the source to be deleted along with
> the branch tag in this case.
> Can anyone offer insight into this question and recommend a course of action
> that would remove the source associated with a particular branch tag?

Have you looked at the 'cvs admin -o' command?

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