To tag the version you currently have checked out, go into the root directory of the module (e.g., Numeric) and AFTER CHECKING IN ALL MODIFICATIONS do
cvs tag [-c] <symbolic-tag>
where <symbolic-tag> is the tag name. This will apply <symbolic-tag> to the current revision of each file that you have checked out. It is important to note that the tag is applied to the repository so it is essential that you check in all modified files and resolve conflicts BEFORE tagging the repository. The -c flag tells cvs to check that all files in the local directory are unmodified and warns you if they are not.
The restrictions on the tag name are not well-documented, but if they match the regular expression
they will work (i.e., matching this regex is a sufficient but perhaps not necessary condition). Tags that begin with [0-9] or that contain [ \t.,;:] will not work.
If you want to go back and tag old releases without checking them out, then if there is a target date that you can use to identify the version (e.g., a release date), you can run
cvs rtag -D <date> <symbolic-tag> <module>
Where <date> is the date. For format, the following excerpt from the Cederqvist manual may help:
A wide variety of date formats are supported by CVS. The most standard ones are ISO8601 (from the International Standards Organization) and the Internet e-mail standard (specified in RFC822 as amended by RFC1123).
ISO8601 dates have many variants but a few examples are:
1972-09-24 1972-09-24 20:05
This command will tag all files in <module> at the latest revision on or before <date> with tag <symbolic-tag>.
I hope this is helpful to you.
At 05:29 PM 9/18/2000, Paul F. Dubois wrote:
We haven't been doing cvs tags. I suppose if I could remember how to do them I would do them when I am the one cutting the release (CVS is not my usual source control system).
Best regards, Jonathan