( Tagging by date/tag

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 4.6 Specifying what to tag by date or revision
 The `cvs rtag' command tags the repository as of a certain date or time
 (or can be used to tag the latest revision).  `rtag' works directly on
 the repository contents (it requires no prior checkout and does not
 look for a working directory).
    The following options specify which date or revision to tag.  See
  Common options, for a complete description of them.
 `-D DATE'
      Tag the most recent revision no later than DATE.
      Only useful with the `-D' or `-r' flags.  If no matching revision
      is found, use the most recent revision (instead of ignoring the
 `-r TAG[:DATE]'
      Tag the revision already tagged with TAG or, when DATE is specified
      and TAG is a branch tag, the version from the branch TAG as it
      existed on DATE.  See  Common options.
    The `cvs tag' command also allows one to specify files by revision
 or date, using the same `-r', `-D', and `-f' options.  However, this
 feature is probably not what you want.  The reason is that `cvs tag'
 chooses which files to tag based on the files that exist in the working
 directory, rather than the files which existed as of the given tag/date.
 Therefore, you are generally better off using `cvs rtag'.  The
 exceptions might be cases like:
      cvs tag -r 1.4 stable backend.c
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