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how to release sticky nonHEAD status a la CVS -A

From: Brock, Linda (MS) <Linda.Brock_at_ngc.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:33:21 -0500

  I need to know how to, after retrieving a back-version of a file, to
release the sticky tag (non-HEAD status) so I can update it to the HEAD.
It is treating the original version as the head for diffs and updates.
To be more specific, I deleted (renamed aside) version 1.2 and did an
update specifying I wanted 1.1, then I made my edits, and now someone
has committed 1.3, and I want to get it (via update after again
renaming-aside my edited-1.1) or at least diff against it, but it keeps
comparing against 1.1 not against 1.3.
  I am very familiar with CVS and I know I just need to do a "cvs
update -A myfile.m" but cannot find out how to do it in TortoiseSVN.
We all are new to Subversion here, having just used it for 2-3 days. I
could just check out a new workarea, and copy and paste it over here
from there; but there should be a more elegant and convenient way. I
also know from experience with cvs that we will need to do this fairly
  I have asked coworkers on other projects, read all the FAQs, read the
manual sections on updates, and googled for sticky, revert, retrieve,
back, head, and even "-A", and I think some others, and am amazed that
I'm not finding anything even close.
  Also -- (and I have dogpiled for this too and not found anything), it
would be very helpful to put out an "intro to SVN for current users of
CVS", i.e. a quick guide for converting skills over to SVN. I could
write it eventually but right now I need to read it!

Linda Lantz Brock linda.brock @ ngc.com
Systems Engineer, MDEAC (Northrop Grumman MS MDD)
Received on 2008-07-18 20:53:15 CEST

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