[cvsnt] newbie branch/merge question

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Mon Aug 14 12:55:45 BST 2006

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Nick Duane wrote:
> Can I set a tag on a branch and have that tag visible without having to 
> specify that branch?  What I mean is let's say I fix all the bugs in the 
> branch and tag it as t-3-8-rtm.  Does someone need to know the branch if 
> they want to get this release or can they just specify the tag and get that 
> release?

A tag references a specific revision which may or may not be on a branch, so 
when you checkout t-3-8-rtm you get that exact revision wherever it came from.

Basically, checking out a tag will always get you exactly the same file that 
you tagged, no matter what has happened since.


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