[cvsnt] Problem tagging a branch by date

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Wed Jan 30 11:49:12 GMT 2008

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Henning Niss wrote:

> The situation is this: I have a branch called b_my_branch and I would
> like to create a tag on this branch based on a date (say, last friday
> at 22:00)[1]. I therefore tried to do
>    cvs rtag -r b_my_branch -D "2008-01-25 22:00" t_my_tag MyModule
> However, in this case CVSNT reports
>    cvs [rtag aborted]: -r and -D options are mutually exclusive
> I can understand why -r and -D are mutually exclusive in the case of
> an ordinary tag name, but in this case the option to -r is a branch
> name, and thus it should make sense.

I'm not sure, but I think this doesn't work. A workaround could be to check
out the module on the branch and then use tag -D in that sandbox. That
should tag the files on the branch with the correct date/time.

> [1] The reason is that I need to find a somewhat quiet time during
> development, and I can only do that after the fact. Therefore I need
> to be able to tag based on a date.

I didn't understand this. Why do you need a quiet time for tagging?


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