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Re: Update files based on a tag without removing others?

From: Ted Stern
Subject: Re: Update files based on a tag without removing others?
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:21:06 -0700
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On 26 Oct 2007 15:08:15 -0700, Peter Loron wrote:
> We have a situation where we have a large tree of files checked out. Each 
> day, a small
> subset of those files are tagged. I was hoping I could revert a tagged set of 
> files
> easily with one update or checkout command like this:
> cvs update -r prop_20071022 <moduleroot>
> ...what winds up happening is that the files with the given tag are present, 
> but
> everything else is deleted. What I'd like to be able to do is that operation, 
> but keep
> all the other files unmodified. I know can can go through the list of files 
> with a
> given tag, and issue an update command for each file, specifying the tag, but 
> that's a
> hassle.
> Any insights other than "tag the whole tree not just a few files"?
> Thanks!
> -Pete

It appears that you have created the subset of files using a cvs
module.  Note that if you are cherry-picking your files and
directories, that module will work reliably *only* on checkout, not

  cvs -d /path/to/cvsrepos -f \
     checkout -r TAGNAME \
     -d modulename.TAGNAME modulename

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