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Re: [patch] sort symbolic tag names in "cvs log" output


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: [patch] sort symbolic tag names in "cvs log" output
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 11:17:45 -0400
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Paul Edwards wrote:

"Max Bowsher" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
The symbolic names section of "cvs log" output is a pain to read,
as it's in no useful order.

This trivial patch sorts them alphabetically.  I've tested it
(including the edge case of a file with no tags) and it works just
fine.
Personally, I like the status quo - that the tags are in reverse
chronological order of creation.

Me too.  At least put a non-default #ifdef around it, if making
it a configuration option/command-line switch is too much work.

Or you could just create a sortedlog script that does
cvs log -h | sort

although I more commonly need to do a | grep xxxx | head

I agree with Paul and Max. This one is easy enough to script. I'll vote to pass on this one, unless there is a large outcry from users.

Derek

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