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Jan Keirse wrote: > I don't understand why the entries file format is a problem here. > If last week I checked out the TEST branch of my system and didn't touch > the sandbox it would still be here today. > So why wouldn't it be possible to create that same sandbox with the same > contents and all the revisions from last week today? The entries file records the sticky tag which can be either a tag or a date. Currently no syntax exists to hold both at the same time. There don't seem to be many actual checks to stop you doing it.. rtag is the only explicit one I could find - although it's possible I removed them sometime.. the code I work with is subsantially different to the cvsnt release. For cvsnt I suspect it's too entrenched in the old code to make it work, although it's Arthur's call if he wants to do it. In EVS as far as I can tell it'll just work anyway, since date is a separate attribute (and the entries file isn't used normally)... OTOH I've not had occasion to test that. > It could be usefull if you have messed up your system and want to go back > to a week ago because you're sure it worked last week (but didn't tag > because there was no release or anything.) For that you would normally do a merge to remove changes from the interim period (or more often a diff followed possibly by a merge of the parts that don't work). Indeed I have had occasion to do this.. it's easy to break things and need to roll back a change or two. Tony