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Re: Move branch tags on certain files instead of merging

From: Andreas Otte
Subject: Re: Move branch tags on certain files instead of merging
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 08:52:22 +0200
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Hi Larry!

 > Andreas Otte writes:
 > >
 > > This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
 > Please do not post MIME and/or HTML encrypted messages to the list.
 > Plain text only, PLEASE!
 > > Content-Type: text/plain;
 > >      charset="iso-8859-1"
 > > Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
 > And base64 encoding plain text is just silly -- all it does is make it
 > unreadable and take up more space.

Sorry about that, seems to be a misconfiguation on our mail server or a
bug in the mail client. If you ask me the whole system is a bug.

 > > But new feature development happens on the trunk and at some point I
 > > decide to move some features (which are in files that are
 > not changed in
 > > the customers version) to the version of the customer. I could do a
 > > merge against the trunk on that files, but I don't want to do that,
 > > because that would create more changed files on the branch
 > (with branch
 > > revisions) which are not really different from the trunk. Instead I
 > > would like to "move" the new trunk revision on to the
 > branch.  Is this
 > > in any way possible? For example by moving the internal
 > (unused) branch
 > > tag for that file to the other version and then do an update on that
 > > file on the branch?
 > Exactly.  You can use "cvs tag -FBb" on those specific files
 > to move the
 > branch tag from the old revision to the current revision (or whatever
 > revision you want).
 > -Larry Jones

cvs tag -r HEAD -Fb BRANCH file

will move the branch tag to the head revision.


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