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Re: how to show list of tags

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: how to show list of tags
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:12:23 -0400
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On 11-08-09 4:03 PM, J.V. wrote:
> I am using cvs 1.12.13 that came with cygwin.
> cvs history -xT returns nothing.  any ideas?

Idea #1: Read and follow this advice at the top of the digest:
>> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more
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Idea #2: When replying to a digest, DO NOT include the entire digest.
Only include the portion of the digest that you are commenting on/asking

Now, to your questions:

> Is it possible to just show the tags created for branches?
Not really. One common practice is to add a prefix or suffix to branch
tags, e.g. REL_1_2_bt where "_bt" signifies it's a branch tag.

And in another message you asked:
> Also nowhere can I find a file CVSROOT/history
It will only exist if you have history turned on (see the 'cvs history'

> also I really do not want to go digging through meta-data files on
> my local machine, that just seems wrong.
Well, technically you'd have to dig through all the meta data stored on
the server, but in any case you're right - it's not the best way to do it.

> Is there a way to hit the server to send a list of tags from the 
> command line?  This seems like a simple things but the responses
> have been really complicated.
Unfortunately, no. There is no reliable way to do it. That is one of the
CVS's big weaknesses.

Someone may have written scripts to pull out all the tag information.

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