bk tag(7.3ce)               BitKeeper User's Manual              bk tag(7.3ce)

       bk tag - tag the BitKeeper repository with a symbolic name
       bk tags - list tagged changesets

       bk tag [-q] [-r<rev>] <symbol>
       bk tags [<repo>]

       Tags (aka symbols or labels) are used when you want to record the state
       of a tree.  It is quite common to "tag the tree" with  a  release  name
       when shipping a product to customers.

       To  add  a  tag to the repository, make sure that you've checked every-
       thing in and created a changeset.  You can use bk status  to  see  what
       needs  to  be checked in and/or committed to a changeset.  Tag the tree
       by typing:

           $ bk tag Alpha

       The Alpha tag will be set on the most recent  changeset.   Or  you  can
       commit  a  changeset and tag the tree at the same time with the "--tag"
       option to commit:

           $ bk commit --tag=Alpha

       To see all the tagged changesets run

           $ bk tags

       which is just an alias for

           $ bk changes -t

       If you want to recover the state of the world as of a tag, do this:

           $ bk clone -rAlpha source_repository Alpha

       which will create a repository which has everything up to and including
       the Alpha changeset.

       If  you  discover  that  you  should have tagged a changeset after more
       changesets have been added to the repository, use the  "-r"  option  to
       select the proper changeset.  You can find out which revision to tag by
       running bk changes.

       A frequent problem is that you tag a changeset  with  "Done"  and  then
       discover  you aren't done.  You may update the tag to the later change-
       set by running the

           $ bk tag Done

       command again.  If there are multiple tags with  the  same  name,  Bit-
       Keeper  takes the most recently applied tag (which means you can move a
       tag backwards by specifying an older revision of the cset file).

       -q      Run quietly, supressing diagnostics.
       -r<rev> Tags an older release rev.

       Certain characters are not allowed in tags because they  conflict  with
       other parts of the BitKeeper revision, date, and/or range name spaces.

       A valid tag has to obey the following rules:

       +o   Tags can't start with the characters: '@', '=', '-', '+', or '.'.

       +o   Tags can't start with a digit ('0' to '9').

       +o   Tags  can't contain any character with an ASCII value less than 040
           (octal) or in the following list: '|', '?', '*', the DEL  character
           (\177), '~', '^', ':', ';', '/', '!', '"', ''', '$', '%', '&', '\',
           '(', ')', '[', ']', '{', '}', or '`'.

       +o   Tags can't contain spaces (' ').

       +o   Tags can't contain the sequences "..", ".,", ",.", or ",,".

       In a nested repository, this release only allows tags on  the  product,
       not any of its components; future releases may allow both.

       Need a way of setting a tag in bk citool.

       bk admin
       bk changes
       bk commit
       bk untag
       bk log


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