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       bup-tag - tag a commit in the bup repository


       bup tag

       bup tag [-f] <tag name> <committish>

       bup tag -d [-f] <tag name>


       bup tag lists, creates or deletes a tag in the bup repository.

       A  tag  is  an  easy way to retrieve a specific commit.  It can be used to mark a specific
       backup for easier retrieval later.

       When called without any arguments, the command lists all tags that can  be  found  in  the
       repository.  When called with a tag name and a commit ID or ref name, it creates a new tag
       with the given name, if it doesn't already exist, that points to the commit given  in  the
       second  argument.   When  called with '-d' and a tag name, it removes the given tag, if it

       bup exposes the contents of backups with current tags, via any command that lists or shows
       backups.   They  can  be  found under the /.tag directory.  For example, the 'ftp' command
       will show the tag named 'tag1' under /.tag/tag1.

       Tags are also exposed under the branches from which they can be reached.  For example,  if
       you  create  a  tag  named  'important' under branch 'computerX', you will also be able to
       retrieve the contents of the backup that was tagged under /computerX/important.   This  is
       done  as  a convenience, and should the branch 'computerX' be deleted, the contents of the
       tagged backup will be available through /.tag/important as long as the tag is not deleted.


       -d, --delete
              delete a tag

       -f, --force
              Overwrite the named tag even if it already exists.  With -f, don't report a missing
              tag as an error.


              $ bup tag new-puppet-version hostx-backup

              $ bup tag

              $ bup ftp "ls /.tag/new-puppet-version"

              $ bup tag -d new-puppet-version


       bup-save(1), bup-split(1), bup-ftp(1), bup-fuse(1), bup-web(1)


       Part of the bup(1) suite.


       Gabriel Filion <>.