[cvsnt] How to Delete a Branch in CVS

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Tue Nov 18 21:50:47 GMT 2003

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>    When I branched the source code, I did a mistake i.e  I  
> have given a  wrong branch name .When I tried to delete the 
> branch  using  "cvs admin" ,it does not get deleted.  I am 
> able to untag the source code but cannot delete the branch. I 
> used the following commands to branch.
>                        cvs tag tagname
>                        cvs tag -b -r tagname branchname

What error do you get?  Was anything committed on the branch?  What command
did you use to try to delete the branch?  I used TortoiseCVS to delete a
branch recently without a problem, but I don't recall the command it sent,
but I believe it was along the lines of "cvs tag -d -b mymistakenbranch".


Glen Starrett

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