History editing (Was: Will re-basing support be added into Bazaar core?)

Robert Collins robert.collins at canonical.com
Wed Apr 22 07:00:18 BST 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 14:47 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>  > >  > bzr revision-info
> The main thing is, can't we tag the right revision here, cheaply,
> without ever mentioning an explicit revid?  Schlepping around revids
> sucks, even in git or hg where you can usually abbreviate to 5 or 6
> random hex digits.  In bzr where the first 60 characters or so are
> generally going to refer to you and not the revision, this is
> unbearable.
>  > >  > bzr pull trunk -overwrite
>  > >  > bzr merge . -r REVID
>  > >  > bzr revert --forget-merges
> Minor point, "--forget-merges"?  That's not one that I would think of.

Yah, that name isn't that satisfactory. In fact you could use tags:

bzr tag -r my-merge
bzr pull trunk --overewrite
bzr merge . -r tag:my-merge
bzr revert --forget-merges

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