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Re: How to get list of tags?

From: A.R. (Tom) Peters
Subject: Re: How to get list of tags?
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 21:05:15 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Derek R. Price wrote:

> "A.R. (Tom) Peters" wrote:

> >   I second that.  I inherited a source repository where people have been
> > using CVS but didn't really know how (well, maybe I don't either; and yes,
> > I have read the Coriolis book).
> >   I like to see all the tags that have been applied to a module.  `cvs
> > history -a -T` does not give what I want.
> > - it shows lots of tags not related to the module I want
> > - it does not show tags that I recently applied (or tried to...)
> > - each tag occurs numerous times
> > - it does not show if a tag is a sticky tag or a branch tag, which is of
> > vital importance.
> > By the way, the output of `cvs history` is sub-optimal.  I could not find
> > documentation of the actual meaning of all the columns with this
> > particular command.
> This information is there.  There is a link to a thorough description of the 
> history command in the above.

I'm sorry, I've perused that section and its links, but I did NOT find any
description of the meaning of the OUTPUT of the `cvs history` commands, in
particular not on how to interpret the output with the "-T" option.

Any specific information, especially on how to determine if a tag is
sticky or a branch tag, would be welcome.


        Tom "thriving on chaos" Peters
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