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local tagging

From: Volpe, Christopher R (Research)
Subject: local tagging
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 11:12:26 -0500

Hi folks-
  I'm new to the list, so I apologize if this has been asked. I perused the 
last few months of
archived messages, but couldn't find the FAQ referred to on 
  Anyway, here's what I'd like to be able to do. I want to have the equivalent 
functionality of a
tag, but without actually writing to the repository. That is, I want to record 
the state of the
revisions of all the files in my working directory so that I can revert to that 
state at a later
time. But I don't want to modify the repository itself, for a couple of reasons:

1) The repository is shared by a large community, and the owners don't like the 
prospect of having a
user (much less *many* users) creating more than one or two tags a year.
2) The functionality needs to be available from a shared testing account that 
has read-only anonymous
access to the repository.

Now, the straightforward solution would be to write a script, or a pair of 
scripts, that does a "cvs
status", and parses the output and writes it out in a condensed form, and 
another that reads this
condensed form and pulls out all the specified file revisions. However, before 
I go reinventing the
wheel, I'd like to know if there exists such a tool already, possibly with more 
bells and whistles
than I was planning to implement. Thanks in advance for any information you can 

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