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Patch: documentation cleanup

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: Patch: documentation cleanup
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 11:11:22 -0400

* Cleaned up the documentation with respect to renaming and moving

Index: cvs.texinfo
RCS file: /cvs/ccvs/doc/cvs.texinfo,v
retrieving revision 1.607
diff -u -p -r1.607 cvs.texinfo
--- cvs.texinfo 14 May 2004 16:09:34 -0000      1.607
+++ cvs.texinfo 17 May 2004 15:04:33 -0000
@@ -5240,7 +5240,7 @@ commands while you move it.
 @subsection Copying the history file
 This way also involves direct modifications to the
-repository.  It is safe, but not without drawbacks.
+repository.  It is safer, but not without drawbacks.
 # @r{Copy the @sc{rcs} file inside the repository}
@@ -5251,16 +5251,28 @@ $ cd ~/@var{dir}
 $ rm @var{old}
 $ cvs remove @var{old}
 $ cvs commit @var{old}
-# @r{Remove all tags from @var{new}}
+# @r{Remove all non-branch tags from @var{new}}
 $ cvs update @var{new}
-$ cvs log @var{new}             # @r{Remember the non-branch tag names}
+$ cvs log @var{new}
 $ cvs tag -d @var{tag1} @var{new}
 $ cvs tag -d @var{tag2} @var{new}
+# @r{Remove all branch tags from @var{old}}
+$ cvs tag -dB @var{branch-tag1} @var{old}
+$ cvs tag -dB @var{branch-tag2} @var{old}
 @end example
-By removing the tags you will be able to check out old
+Note: a branch tag is indicated by a @samp{0}
+as the revision number, in the second-to-last field. For example,
address@hidden:} indicates that tag @code{tag1} is a branch
+tag, and @samp{tag2:} indicates that tag @code{tag2}
+is a non-branch tag.
+If you do not remove the tags, then you will get two copies
+of the file when you check out based on a tag: one in the old
+directory, one in the new directory.
@@ -5287,18 +5299,6 @@ Disadvantages:
 You cannot easily see the history of the file across the rename.
address@hidden Is this true?  I don't see how the revision numbers
address@hidden _could_ start over, when new,v is just old,v with
address@hidden the tags deleted.
address@hidden If there is some need to reinstate this text,
address@hidden it is "usually 1.1", not "1.0" and it needs an
address@hidden xref to Assigning revisions
-Unless you use the @samp{-r rev} (@pxref{commit
-options}) flag when @var{new} is committed its revision
-numbers will start at 1.0 again.
address@hidden ignore
 @end itemize
 @c ---------------------------------------------------------------------
@@ -5346,9 +5346,9 @@ If someone had a working copy the @sc{cv
 cease to work for him, until he removes the directory
 that disappeared inside the repository.
-It is almost always better to move the files in the
-directory instead of moving the directory.  If you move the
-directory you are unlikely to be able to retrieve old
+It is almost always better to move the files in your working
+copy instead of moving the directory in the repository.  If you move the
+directory in the repository, you are unlikely to be able to retrieve old
 releases correctly, since they probably depend on the
 name of the directories.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

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