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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: Thu, 24 May 2001 00:04:58 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 23 May 2001, Larry Jones wrote:

> > - Recently I applied a sticky tag to some old branch release that I had
> > checked out.  However, it does not appear among the tag events with the
> > `cvs history -a -T` command.
> History only records rtag commands, it does not record tag commands. 
> (It's not entirely clear why that decision was made, but it's worth
> noting that tag operates on files whereas rtag operates on modules.)

Another important thing to add to the manual!
  I always understood that "tag" would put a tag on the repository (and
working directory) for the versions of the files as they exist in the
working directory; while "rtag" would do this for the repository only,
using whichever selection of the files that has been specified (usually
date, or some other tag).  What Larry says is an important other


        Tom "thriving on chaos" Peters
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