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Re: how can we get list of all tags for a file

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-06-07 12:44:33 CEST

Aditya Gandhi wrote:
> I would like to know what command can be used to find a list of all the
> tags that have been created for a file.

It's not [currently] possible in Subversion. CVS is file-centric, in that all
information about a particular file is stored in a single place in repository.
Subversion is more repository-centric, in that a given revision is merely the
collection of all files at a point in time (whether you are talking about the
HEAD or any branch or tag revision).

I know that there are plans to support copy-to (where was this file copied to
during it's lifetime), which will be the other side of copy-from (where did this
file originally come from). However, this is strictly a 2.0 issue (because of
the incompatible database changes), so you are talking about a while.

Perhaps if you told us /why/ you need to know this information, we can suggest
other ways to handle it.

> Similarly seems like the equivalent of the cvs graph feature is missing
> in subversion. Are there any thoughts on including that as a standard
> feature or are some particular client tools implementing this?

That's a GUI feature; strictly speaking it is implemented by using 'cvs log' and
parsing the output. And again, since Subversion does not currently have any way
of tracking when a file is copied to a tag or branch, it is not possible to
dummy up a complete analogue of this feature.



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