[cvsnt] Re: how can CVSNT distinguish tag and branch?

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Tue Dec 20 13:47:50 GMT 2005

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Bo Berglund wrote:

> I just tested on my test repository with an arguments reporting
> program started from taginfo:
> ALL F:/CVSMailer/CheckArguments.exe S=%s V=%v O=%o P=%p T=%t B=%b
> Result:
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param1: S=AAAFile.txt
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param2: V=
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param3: O=add
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param4: P=ModuleXX
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param5: T=TagTestValue3
> 20051219 22:39:50 Param6: B=N
> The tagged file is the branch head on a branch named Branch_MergeTest.

Yes, but it does not appear to be checked out on that branch but rather
on a specific non-branch tag, isn't it?

> %b reports the value "N" (the meaning of which eludes me)

I guess it uses the same syntax as the ./CVS/Tag sandbox file, i.e.:

N = sticky Non-branch tag
T = branch Tag
D = sticky Date


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