[cvsnt] tag -B

Torsten Martinsen torsten at tiscali.dk
Wed Feb 5 19:03:37 GMT 2003

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Yes you can - see 

    Changes from 1.11.1p1 to 1.11.2:

    * The "tag" and "rtag" commands will no longer move or delete branch
    tags unless you use the new -B option.  (This prevents accidental
    changes to branch tags that are hard to undo.)

The fact that CVSNT does not allow the -B option makes it cumbersome to 
use Unix servers with the CVSNT client.
(The reason I discovered this was that one of my colleagues in fact had 
a need to delete a branch tag, so it is not only an academical question).

Suggestion: Make CVSNT accept the -B option for compatibility, but make 
it a no-op.

Tony Hoyle wrote:

>Torsten Martinsen wrote:
>>The -B option is for safety purposes only: To move or delete a *branch*
>>tag you have to specify -B.
>AFAIK you can't move or delete branch tags anyway - not sure how you'd
>achieve this... deleting is probably possible (it's equivalent to deleting
>all the revisions that it corresponds to) but moving makes little sense
>once the branch has items committed to it.

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