[Python-Dev] Fw: CVS commit backout trivia

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:52:00 -0700

I haven't tried the suggestion below but seems like a good idea, and could
be added to our SF FAQ...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mitchell Morris" <mmorris@ODYSSEY-TECHNOLOGY.COM>
To: <guido@beopen.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 3:52 PM
Subject: CVS commit backout trivia

> I was reading through the python-dev archives today and saw a message from
> you dated 2000-07-10 about backing out a CVS commit with "cvs admin -o"
> wanted to point out that there is a more history-friendly mechanism: "cvs
> update -j<last-bad-version> -j<last-good-version> filename". The update
> command will apply the diffs between <last-bad> and <last-good> in reverse
> order. That way you don't branch or set sticky tags that have to be
> up after.
> hoping-this-is-of-some-miniscule-help-ly y'rs
> +Mitchell