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Re: rename all tags chronologically

From: Anoop
Subject: Re: rename all tags chronologically
Date: 10 Sep 2006 18:38:13 -0700
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grant.schoep wrote:
> At 09:50 AM 9/9/2006, you wrote:
> >Our CVS source has grown for the past 2-3 years and we have a lot of
> >tags with different names / naming conventions. (around 200 tags, that
> >it is becoming difficult to manage)
> >
> >In order to clean it up, we are thinking of renaming all tags based on
> >the date it was created. Something like: <project>_<date_of_creation>
> >
> >First of all, is this something advisable - renaming all tags in CVS.
> >Is this doable? Can someone help me with the command to use to rename
> >all tags in CVS.
> >
> >Also, one basic question, we have always tagged the entire project
> >structure and it takes like 10+ minutes to complete. Is it possible to
> >tag just a subfolder within the project?
> I've done things kind of like this, I wouldn't doubt there is a better way.
> But I've checked out based on a tag, deleted that tag, and the recursivly
> retagged with new. Its a pain to do, probably worse on large projects. More
> complex things is usually where I get down and dirty and write scripts to
> muck with the actual ,v files in CVSROOT.

So do u mean, there is no OOTB way of renaming tags in CVS?


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