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Moving tags on individual files (copy over/into exsting tag directory)

From: <Richard_Goodwin_at_hmco.com>
Date: 2006-01-05 16:46:36 CET

I would like to know how I can move a tag from one revision of a file (or
set of files) to another. Esentially I am looking for something that has
the ease of use that CVS tags do.

When I tried to copy a set of files into an exisitg tag directory I got an
error message saying the tag already existed. As the --force switch does
not seem to work with the copy command I don't see how there is way to do

Am I missing something? Is there another way?

Detals about my project:

I am working to convert a project from CVS to subversion. In the current
process fixes that are to be included in the release are marked via a tag
(such as PENDING). The release builds then use this tag to get versions of
files to be in the build. So, to add a fix to a build the developer tags
the correct versions of the files with the PENDING tag. Usually, this means
the tag is being moved from a previous version of a file to a new one. How
can this functionality be duplicated in Subversion?

I realize I could use a merge to a branch instead. But, does not have the
ease of just moving a tag. In this case it just adds time to the process
without adding more functionality. As the developer would have to merge
into a second client workspace and then commit.

Thanks, Richard Goodwin

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