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Cannot confirm the erroneous export of files matching HEAD. Which CVSNT version are you using? I did the following test in an empty dir: set CVSROOT=:sspi:cvsserver:/REPO cvs export -r TagExistingElsewhere MyModule This resulted in a long wait and then nothing was exported (as expected). When I repeated the same command it finished very quickly. Looks like whatever was done during the long wait was cached by CVS. Then I changed to: cvs export -r TagNotExistingAnywhere MyModule The result was (after almost 2 minutes!): cvs [export aborted]: no such tag TagNotExistingAnywhere I have to agree with Frans that this is very strange indeed even though my result is not like his in that I don't get any exported files at all. But the logic seems flawed anyway, why should CVSNT scan the whole repository for the supplied tag? It seems much more logical to check the requested module for the tag during the export of the files in the module that match the call. It serves absolutely no purpose to look in all other zillions of files located outside the requested module for the existence of the requested tag.... Why not simply go in and export the files on the requested tag and if a file does not carry the tag then *skip* it????? It looks like that is exactly what is done *after* the repository-global tag-search provided: 1) CVSNT finds the tag somewhere else in the repository 2) No file in the requested module carries that tag. If the tag search is failed then there is a cvs error message instead of just a no-op.... My tests were done on CVSNT 2.5.03.2382 on a Win2003 server. Best regards, Bo Berglund -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Slothouber F (Frans) (InTraffic) Sent: den 13 mars 2007 16:58 To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: [cvsnt] cvs export/checkout with tag Hoi, Just wondering if the following observation is correct. I recently tried a cvs export -r testtag mymodule where testtag is a tag that is not present anywhere in the module mymodule. To my surprise cvs happily exported mymodule. Turned out that 'testtag' was present in some other module in the repository. I had expected that cvs would report an error if I try to checkout a tag that does not exist in the module. Since I specifically ask for that module. Instead it looks like cvs will browse the whole repository looking for the tag and export the head of the module if the tag is found somewhere. This probably also explains why out repository has become so slow lately. Our repository is 6 Gig at the moment, and each time we checkout a branch or a tag it takes about 3 minutes for the checkout to start. Have fun, Frans. Deze e-mail en de inhoud daarvan is vertrouwelijk. Indien dit bericht niet voor u bestemd is, verzoeken wij u deze e-mail direct aan ons te retourneren en daarna te vernietigen. In dit geval is het ook niet toegestaan deze e-mail en de inhoud daarvan te gebruiken, kopieren of openbaar te maken aan derden. Onze onderneming sluit elke aansprakelijkheid uit in verband met het niet juist, onvolledig of niet tijdig overkomen van de informatie in deze e-mail. InTraffic B.V. / Nieuwegein / Kamer van Koophandel 30188133. This e-mail and its contents are confidential and may be legally privileged. If this e-mail is not intended for you, please contact us immediately by reply e-mail and destroy the e-mail. In this case, please do not use, copy or disclose the e-mail and its contents to anyone. Our company is liable neither for the proper and complete transmission of the information in this e-mail nor for any delay in its receipt. InTraffic B.V. / Nieuwegein / Chamber of Commerce 30188133. _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs