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Re: How do I find out how a branch was created.

From: Michael Haggerty
Subject: Re: How do I find out how a branch was created.
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:39:44 +0200
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shawnkielty wrote:
> I want to find out how a branch was created -- Assuming a tag or
> another branch  was used as the revision to create it there a way that
> I can figure out what tag was used to create it?

In general, no.  CVS does not record this information.  Even within a
single file, CVS does not record unambiguously which branch served as
the parent of another tag.  And as a single symbol can have different
parents in different files, there is not even necessarily one true answer.

There might be tools that use heuristics to infer this information.  I
work on cvs2svn, which goes to a lot of work to pick plausible
repository-wide parents for each symbol.  But it is not an easy job.


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