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Cristian, > I perform cvs update from a tag and then I would like to add a file > under CVSNT control. I'd like to have the file added on the > mainline (as > my update was from a tag, not even a branch) and I do cvs add foo.c -r > HEAD and then commit. > 1. if I do not specify -r option to commit, then what happens is that > the file is added not to the mainline, but to a branch that > has the name > of my tag. What is the effect of -r on the add command, then? > 2. if I try to specify -r HEAD option to commit, it returns: > commit: invalid option -- r > cvs commit: nothing known about `HEAD' > cvs [commit aborted]: correct above errors first! > It's almost impossible to help if you do not provide the basic information requested in the FAQ: http://march-hare.com/cvspro/faq/faq2.asp#2z Works for me using CVS Suite 2008: I:\testtemp>cvs -d :sspi;force=kerberos:Administrator at cluster1.march-hare.local:/i-repo rtag blahtag appl cvs rtag: Tagging appl cvs rtag: Tagging appl/app1 I:\testtemp>cvs -d :sspi;force=kerberos:cluster1.march-hare.local:/i-repo co -r blahtag appl cvs server: Updating appl U appl/appl.sln U appl/appl.vssscc cvs server: Updating appl/app1 U appl/app1/stdafx.cpp U appl/app1/stdafx.h U appl/app1/targetver.h I:\testtemp>cd appl I:\testtemp\appl>notepad test.txt I:\testtemp\appl>cvs add -r HEAD test.txt cvs server: scheduling file `test.txt' for addition on branch `HEAD' cvs server: use 'cvs commit' to add this file permanently I:\testtemp\appl>cvs ci -m "go" cvs commit: Examining . cvs commit: Examining app1 RCS file: /i-repo/appl/test.txt,v done Checking in test.txt; /i-repo/appl/test.txt,v <-- test.txt new revision: 1.2; previous revision: 1.1 done I:\testtemp\appl>cvs ver Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 3509 (client/server) Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 3509 (client/server) What are you doing differently? Regards, Arthur Barrett