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Tagging

From: Fundamentals of Software Version Control

Video: Tagging

Creating tags in Hg is really easy. First, let's see what tags are in the repository. In our case, there's only the one marked tip which represents as I said before the very most recent changeset in the main branch along the trunk. Again, remember the numbers, you see on the screen the changeset ID and the hash may differ between this system and your system. Create a tag it's very easy, hg tag v1, and now we do hg tags.

Tagging

Creating tags in Hg is really easy. First, let's see what tags are in the repository. In our case, there's only the one marked tip which represents as I said before the very most recent changeset in the main branch along the trunk. Again, remember the numbers, you see on the screen the changeset ID and the hash may differ between this system and your system. Create a tag it's very easy, hg tag v1, and now we do hg tags.

Now we can see that we now have two tags tip and v1 to check out the version marked by a tag we use hg update. But let's make a tag without tag v1 now. Let's make a change to our mainline and check it in so that we can switch back and forth between the tag and the mainline we can see the difference. So we'll come in here, and we'll change this colon to an ellipses, we'll commit that, and now we type f1.c. You can see we have the ellipses there, but if we see hg update, now we type f1.c, you can see it's back to a colon, and if we type hg update, and you can see it's back to the ellipses. So that's how easy it is to do tags in Hg.

Just remember when you switch back to the tag, you're essentially moving the update pointer backwards. So you may want to create a branch if you're going to be making changes when you switch back to say version 1 in order to make an update to version 1 of your source code. But branching and merging is very easy in Hg, and we'll see that in the next movie.

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Fundamentals of Software Version Control

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  1. 2m 12s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What you should know before taking this course
      23s
    3. Using the exercise files
      53s
  2. 25m 8s
    1. Overview of software version control
      2m 51s
    2. Understanding version control concepts
      5m 14s
    3. Demo one: Getting started
      11m 1s
    4. Demo two: Handling the "oops"
      6m 2s
  3. 11m 3s
    1. The history of version control
      3m 44s
    2. Terminology
      4m 27s
    3. Exploring centralized vs. distributed systems
      2m 52s
  4. 28m 42s
    1. Getting files in and out of a repository
      4m 38s
    2. Saving changes and tracking history
      2m 47s
    3. Reverting to a prior version
      1m 42s
    4. Creating tags and labels
      1m 5s
    5. Branching and merging
      4m 10s
    6. Exploring workflow integration and continuous builds
      2m 46s
    7. Using graphical user interface (GUI) tools
      2m 39s
    8. Integrating a version control system with an integrated development environment (IDE)
      2m 50s
    9. Examining shell integration
      3m 26s
    10. Looking at forward and reverse integration
      2m 39s
  5. 25m 59s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 31s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      5m 10s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      6m 12s
    4. Tagging
      1m 34s
    5. Branching and merging
      5m 32s
    6. Working with GUI clients and IDE integration
      4m 0s
  6. 16m 13s
    1. Installation and setup
      55s
    2. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      9m 34s
    3. Tagging
      1m 7s
    4. Branching and merging
      4m 37s
  7. 26m 41s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 47s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      6m 15s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      8m 31s
    4. Tracking history and tagging
      2m 15s
    5. Branching and merging
      5m 53s
  8. 19m 25s
    1. Installation and setup
      3m 1s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      1m 6s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, and revert
      6m 39s
    4. Tagging
      2m 13s
    5. Branching and merging
      3m 44s
    6. Working with GUI clients and IDE integration
      2m 42s
  9. 16m 54s
    1. Installation and setup
      1m 48s
    2. Creating a repository and a project
      59s
    3. Working with check-in, checkout, revert, and tracking history
      6m 9s
    4. Tagging
      1m 50s
    5. Branching and merging
      4m 29s
    6. Exploring GUI and shell integration
      1m 39s
  10. 3m 38s
    1. Selecting a software version control that is right for you
      2m 30s
    2. Next steps
      1m 8s

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