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RE: can rtag on an existing branch?

From: Thornley, David
Subject: RE: can rtag on an existing branch?
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 11:38:39 -0600

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajesh Patwardhan [mailto:address@hidden

But if I am sure what I want to tag is on the repository and I use 
cvs rtag -D"Now" tag_name module 
Does it have any disadvantage? 

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From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden 

Dan Walter writes: 
> Do I have to learn how to use the tag command instead of the rtag command 
> to do this?                                                               
Absolutely.  You should almost *never* use rtag without a -r argument 
because there's no way to know exactly what revisions you're tagging. 
The tag command tags exactly the revisions you have checked out in your 
working directory. 
-Larry Jones 
I hate it when they look at me that way. -- Calvin 

The problem is that you normally don't know exactly what's in the
repository right now.  If you're sure that the repository is in
the right state, and that nobody is checking anything in, this will
work.  Usually, it's easier to check out what you want and use "cvs tag"
than to make sure the current state of the repository is just right.
After all, you usually want a checked-out copy to verify that the
release is suitable, and you can tag from there.

BTW, your reply was in HTML.  It's better to avoid HTML on a list like
this, and in particular replying to a plain-text message in HTML is
a bad idea.

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