[cvsnt] Check-out to a branch giving me the trunk file?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Nov 8 22:32:53 GMT 2006

Chuck Kirschman wrote:
> Note that the branch is off of 8.0, but the file is 8.1.  This only

8.0 is not a possible revision number in cvs - .0 is 'magic' and will
cause special branch behaviour.  No version of cvs will create such a
revision number (in old cvs you could force it with commit -r, which is
one of the many reasons why it was removed.. it's easy to bust your
repository that way).

A branch x.0.x is a moving (or magic) branch and will follow the tip
unless a commit to that branch is made (in which case it's re-branched
from the commit point)... it's a fairly little used feature since most
people do the same thing with merges.


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