Re: [AMBER-Developers] CVS versioning question

From: Scott Brozell <>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:21:56 -0500


On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:52:20AM -0300, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
> I was just wondering... Is there a way to fully specify the version of
> amber we are talking about when we report an error? I mean, is there a
> (CVS?) command that uniquely identify the state of the distribution we
> are working on? I know, for example, that whenever there's a change,
> svn changes the tag for every file in the distribution to a new
> number, so it's always possible to uniquely identify the version we
> are referring to. Is there a similar thing in CVS?

There's no short way like in svn or git.
You could follow my suggestion from a few days ago and use the date
from the make install:
Starting installation of AmberTools, version 1.3 at Mon Sep 21 01:58:49 EDT 2009.
since cvs can update to a date:
a cvsld 'cvs log -d "\!*" | less "+G?selected revisions: [1-9]"'
#cvs log -d "04/10/2003>03/31/2003" | less '+G?selected revisions: [1-9]'

Another idea is to capture the output of
cvs status
but this is a verbose approach.


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