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Re: `cvs add -m' in server mode

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: `cvs add -m' in server mode
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:41:33 -0700

Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com> writes:

> Does anyone have any strong feelings about me storing the file
> description message from 'cvs add -m' in the timestamp field in the
> CVS/Entries file after a `+' sign, like the conflict timestamp would
> have been stored?  I'll have to encode the string to hide EOL & '/'s,
> of course.

I have no strong feelings about it. 

However, given both the client and the server will need to agree on
the meaning of the text for it to actually use the data, I would have
thought introduction of another client/server primitive for setting
the description of a controlled file might be the right way to do it.

This could even lead to the extension of the 'cvs admin' command to
update a description for a given file which would be a nice way to
go back and describe all of the other files that have been missed for
current client/server cvs users.
> This would make RCS description field messages added with `add -m
> <desc>' work in client/server mode.

That would be nice.
> I'm about half-way to a prototype.  For some reason the add works but
> then CVS exits with the wrong exit code but no error messages.  I'm
> working on getting ot the bottom of that.

        -- Mark

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