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Re: Val-tags file

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Val-tags file
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 13:49:37 -0400 (EDT)

Rui Cordeiro writes:
> Does anyone may explain me which is the val-tags file syntax ?

Each line consists of a valid tag name followed by a space and the
letter "y".

> This file is used by the CVS in which situations? It is only used to
> store the tags and branch names that are in use?

Branch names *are* tags.  CVS uses it to validate that a user-entered
tag is valid:  If the tag appears in the val-tags file, it is assumed to
be valid.  If the tag does not appear in the val-tags file, then CVS
goes looking through all of the files in the repository that are
specified in the command.  If one of them contains the tag, it is valid
and is added to the val-tags file.  If it is not found, the user is
given an error message.

-Larry Jones

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