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Sat Oct 7 01:09:32 BST 2006

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in all CVSNT versions I've ever used, yes you can remove the old
branch after doing 'tag -A'.

But you'd better use the 'rtag' command instead so that 'cvs removed'
files in the repository don't keep the old branch tag and you don't
need to mess with your sandbox.

cvs rtag -A -r Old_Branch New_Branch Module
(Now you could update your sandbox to the new branch to assure it's working=
cvs rtag -d -B Old_Branch Module

Best regards,

On 3/19/07, Rick Martin <rsmandcam at> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:35:22 -0700, Rick Martin wrote:
> >>
> >> Z:\>cvs -H tag
> >> Usage: cvs tag [-bcdFflR] [-r rev|-D date] tag [files...]
> >>          -A      Make alias of existing branch (requires -r).
> >> ...
> >>
> >> Use the alias feature to name it like you wanted to.
> >>
> >> Then I *think* you might be able to delete the original tag ... not su=
> >> on that though, TEST FIRST!!
> >
> > Thanks, Glen.
> >
> > I didn't really understand what an Alias tag was. I'll test it out and
> > report back.
> >
> > Rick
> Hi Glen,
> Thanks a lot for pointing the Alias branch out to me. It let me do what I
> needed pretty easily.
> In case anyone else runs into the need to rename a branch here is what I
> did.
> First I updated the module to the old branch.
> cvs update -P -t -d -r Old_Branch
> Then I created a new branch based on the old branch.
> cvs tag -A -r Old_Branch New_Branch
> Finally, (after checking and testing everything) I deleted the old branch=
> cvs tag -d -B Old_Branch
> Looking at a graph of one of the files in the branch shows the New_Branch
> with all of the revision previously associated with Old_Branch.
> Hopefully, this will help someone else.
> Rick
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