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Re: How to auto increment tags?

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: How to auto increment tags?
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:33:40 -0500
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hoomi wrote, On 08/08/2007 03:29 AM:

Arthur Barrett wrote:

If anyone knows how to auto increment the tag value, without writing the the tag name or with writing partial tag name, it would be very helpful.
If you explain in business process or CM process terms what you are trying
to achieve (what result, what deliverables, eg: I need to report on what
files were changed in which release) then the tecnical folks here can tell
you the best combination of technical features (and maybe even which
command) can be used to accomplish that.


Arthur Barrett

Thanks for your reply!

There are few guys which are accessing the same code.
Currently, there is one guy that in charge of setting release number using
the "cvs tag" command.
I would like to change this to an option in which any of the team who which
finish his task in the release, can do the cvs tag command without knowing
what was the last tag number. The tag value will be auto incremented, unless
it will be hard coded and set and new value to increment from.

Example for my wishful thinking :) :

setting new base tag: cvs tag -r "rel_0_1"

auto increment: cvs tag (without flag or with other flag)  will result with


Been doing that for a long time now.
But you have to keep the records somewhere, it could be queried back out of CVS, but that is long, painful and prone to some possible errors, so I think it is better to keep a database (flat text file) of tags used.

Attached is a variation on the script I use, it has NOT been tested in this configuration, it may very well eat/destroy your repository, use with care, don't feed after midnight,
and of course there are no warranties that it is safe, correct or even useful.

BTW Larry, Derek & Mark, I minimally marked it for GPL release, you may expand that mark to be correct for release with CVS and put in the contrib directory if you want.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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