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Re: deleteing/removing a CVS branch

From: Michael Haggerty
Subject: Re: deleteing/removing a CVS branch
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:16:05 +0200
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On 08/02/2011 11:58 PM, KM wrote:
> I know it is not recommended to remove branches, but a developer created on 
> and it was wrong and they are not using it.  
> a few things:
>  - can I use     cvs rtag -d <branchname/branchtag>
> - how can i be sure it is safe to use it

That command only erases the name from the branch.  If there were any
commits on the branch, they will still be in the repository but nobody
will know which deleted branch they were associated with.

It is possible to "obsolete" (delete) the commits that were made on the
branch, but this is a manual and error-prone procedure.

All in all, I suggest you leave things the way they are unless there
were never any commits on the branch.


Michael Haggerty

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