I am sendig this to the list as well, as Karl asked me to.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Matthias Bauer
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2004 09:03
> An: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Betreff: AW: Viewing the labels that are attached to a certain file
> first of all, thanks for your answer.
> I am afraid 'svn ls' is not an appropriate workaround,
> because as soon as the name of a file under control of
> subversion changes, it cannot be recognized with this mechanism.
> Me and many of my collegues like Subversion a lot. But the
> fact that the labels attached to a certain file cannot easily
> be identified, are a big issue in our company. In fact, it is
> the main reason, why we are not going to use Subversion for
> our central repository.
> I am telling you this in order to give you a feeling about
> the severity of this shortcoming.
> Still, I am sure, that Subversion will make its way.
> Especially when issues like this are finally solved.
> Best regards,
> --- Matthias
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Gesendet: Freitag, 10. Dezember 2004 19:44
> > An: Matthias Bauer
> > Cc: 'email@example.com'
> > Betreff: Re: Viewing the labels that are attached to a certain file
> > Matthias Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I am in the process of evaluating Subversion for using it
> > as the primary
> > > version repository in our company. We are currently using
> > an RCS based
> > > repository with the commercial frontend tool CS-RCS. I am
> > also familiar with
> > > the concepts of CVS and Clearcase.
> > >
> > > Subversion looks good so far, even though it needs some
> > time to get used to
> > > the concept of implementing tags/labels and branches with
> > the concept of
> > > "cheap copies". I know this issue has already been
> > discussed a lot on this
> > > list and I don't want to restart these discussions.
> > However, there is one
> > > thing I bitterly miss, when implementing tags/labels with
> > copies of trees or
> > > files in Subversion: How can I find out, which tags/labels
> > are attached to a
> > > file?
> > >
> > > Lets look at an example:
> > >
> > > - There is a file test.txt that is located in root:/trunk.
> > > - I am tagging different versions of this file by copying it to
> > > root:/tags/int_001, root:/tags/int_002, root:/tags/int_003, ...
> > > - Now I want to have a chance to look at test.txt and
> > easily find out, which
> > > tags/labels are attached to this file. CVS offers a command
> > for this.
> > >
> > > Is there a Subversion command that allows to extract the
> > information for
> > > this?
> > No, but we agree this is a serious lack and someday (don't ask me
> > when, we've got a lot of enhancement requests in the queue :-) !) it
> > will be remedied.
> > In the meantime there are workarounds. You can write a script to do
> > 'svn ls' in the appropriate tags. I realize this is not
> ideal, but it
> > should work.
> > Good luck,
> > -Karl
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