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Thanks for the help and confirmation, What's the best way to bring this to the attention of the maintainers to be resolved? Or am I pulling the CVS source and submitting a patch :-) In the examples that I provided SOME_TAG is a tag on the trunk and it was intended that HEAD refers to the tip of the trunk. Gerhard Fiedler wrote: > Bo Berglund wrote: > >>>> I am attempting to use this to determine the revisions between a >>>> particular tag and the head >>>> >>>> cvs log -rSOME_TAG::HEAD >>>> cvs log -rSOME_TAG:::HEAD >>> Yes, that seems to be broken. I see the same behavior here. >>> >>> Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2260 >>> (client/server) >>> Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2151 >>> (client/server) >>> >>> >>> Maybe you can reformulate this without using HEAD... >>> >>>> cvs log -rSOME_TAG::HEAD >>> almost as cvs log -rSOME_TAG:: >>> >>>> cvs log -rSOME_TAG:::HEAD >>> as cvs log -rSOME_TAG:: >>> >> I always thought that HEAD referred to the tip revision on TRUNK, so >> HEAD is not usable to get to the tip on a branch. But the branch tag >> itself should always refer to the *tip* of the branch. > > I'm not sure why you are writing this, but SOME_TAG in the examples above > (at least as I tested it) was not a branch, it was a simple tag on the > trunk. > > Gerhard