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Re: How can I Recover from Erroneous Checkins?

From: Laird Nelson
Subject: Re: How can I Recover from Erroneous Checkins?
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 09:53:10 -0500

Deja User wrote:
> I know the cvs way is to keep the wrong version in the history and checkin 
> the right one on top. But in my case this approach I need to just remove the 
> wrong head revisions as if they were never there otherwise my revision 
> hitstory ends up being littered with erroneous checkings and then checkings 
> that are fixes to those checkins.

Is there any particular problem with that?  So there are some erroneous
versions in a file's history.  So what?  Tag them with DO_NOT_USE or
something similar.  Check in early, often, broken, whatever: a version
control system exists to track history, not pristine working copies of

If you're still determined for some reason, you can use the cvs admin -o
command, as in:

  cvs admin -o1.3 file.txt

Note that just about any time you use the admin subcommand you're doing
something that the authors left out of cvs for a reason.


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