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Re: Delete/cleanup tags

From: seetha natarajan
Subject: Re: Delete/cleanup tags
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:39:25 -0500

Yes, these are non-branch tags I'm referring to.
There are 2 reasons why I want to cleanup these tags:
1. When I run 'cvs log' command on any file, these unwanted tags show up and cause confusion in identifying the tags which I looking for.
2. The number of tags that get created each week is high.
For branch tag deletion, I think the command is
cvs tag -d -b <branch-name>
In this case, for the branch tag deletion, would the branch code be lost? But I suppose that should be ok as long as the code is present in the trunk.
On 7/12/07, Spiro Trikaliotis <address@hidden> wrote:

* On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 02:14:59PM -0500 seetha natarajan wrote:
>    Hi,
>    I'm a CVS admin and there are a huge number of unwanted/old tags
>    present in the repository that I would like to delete.
>    Will the below command help:
>    cvs rtag -d <tag-name> <repository-name>
>    My concern is: would any code would be lost in the process?
>    Please help me in this.

If these are really tags, not branch-tags, then no code is lost. Note
that "newer" CVS version would not let you delete branch tags with this

But the big question is: Why do you want to get rid of the tags? Tags
are rather cheap, and I hardly recognize a reason to delete them. Just
let them there, this is the best possibility not to break anything.

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis                                

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