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Re: Problems with CVS TAG recursive

From: a1_nocrap_exh
Subject: Re: Problems with CVS TAG recursive
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:32:58 -0700 (PDT)
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> > address@hidden writes:
> > I want to do atagof every file currently in a workarea so I tried to use:
> >cvstag-R tag_name .
> > However it exits the error:
> >cvs[tagaborted]: could not chdir
> > before it has finished tagging all the files.

On Jul 18, 2:45 pm, "Bernd Jendrissek" <address@hidden>
> Why does the directory not exist in your work area?  Did you
> explicitly delete it with 'rm -rf foo/subdir'?

Yes I explicitly deleted it from the workarea as it was for a section
of the project I did not want to tag.

On Jul 18, 2:57 pm, Todd Denniston <address@hidden>
> Have you tried with out the explicit '-R' and '.' ?
> `cvstagtag_name` should follow the same code path, and shouldtageverything
> in your sandbox (workarea).

No. I didn't try that. Thanks.

On Jul 18, 3:59 pm, address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote:
> How did you arrange that?  The only way I can reproduce your problem is
> by removing a directory from my working directory after having checked
> it out fromCVS.  You can't go messing around with stuff behindCVS's
> back and then expect it to work right!

Yes that is what happened.

Although I've used CVS for many years, I doubt I really understand how
to use it as it was intended at this level.

On Jul 18, 3:59 pm, address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote:
> If you didn't want that directory, you shouldn't have check it out in the 
> first place.
> To exclude a subdirectory from a checkout, use a command like:
>        cvs co "!foo/subdir" foo

Thanks. This is almost certainly what I should have done.

Is there any way to make CVS cancel a checkout of a subdir within a

If I could cancel the checkout of the DIR's that I went on to delete
using "rm -rf" then my recursive tagging should work.

I am getting close to solving my problem, I can feel it. Thanks to
everyone who replied.

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