tag questions - Are spaces allowed? Can they be deleted?

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Wed Sep 21 00:53:55 CDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 10:25:04PM -0700, Rob Browning wrote:
> Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> writes:
> > To delete a tag, or change a tag, or whatever, just edit this file and
> > check it in:
> >
> > $ emacs .hgtags
> > $ hg ci .hgtags -m "remove a tag"
> >  
> > The hg tag command is simply a shortcut.
> OK, I think what had made me a bit unsure me was the the documentation
> at http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/FAQ regarding tags,
> multiple heads, and multiple branches.  I think I'll need to read that
> more carefully.

If you have multiple heads, your tags will be the union of the
contents of .hgtags in those heads, with heads closest to the tip
taking priority. The "hg tags" command will show you the end result.

So deleting a tag with multiple heads is trickier, yes.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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