Syntax of commands that delete items from the local database was changed in version 0.99 of monotone, the following example should help understanding the differences.
Always remember that deletions cannot be propagated through netsync, so the deleted items will come back if you sync with a database that still has them.
Killing a single revision
The command formerly known as
db kill_rev_locally was simply renamed to
$ mtn-0.48 db kill_rev_locally <REVISION_ID> $ mtn-0.99 local kill_revision <REVISION_ID>
Killing a branch or a tag
On the other hand the old commands
db kill_branch_certs_locally and
db kill_tag_locally were replaced by the more powerful
local kill_certs command:
$ mtn-0.48 db kill_branch_certs_locally <BRANCH_NAME> $ mtn-0.99 local kill_certs b:<BRANCH_NAME> branch $ mtn-0.48 db kill_tag_locally <TAG_NAME> $ mtn-0.99 local kill_certs t:<TAG_NAME> tag