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Bug with entering Log messages using editor other than vi

From: harshit suri
Subject: Bug with entering Log messages using editor other than vi
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 16:01:53 -0800

Background :
PC :Intel Pentium 4
OS :Linux redhat 9
CVS version: 1.11.13 (client/server)

Initially my $EDITOR environment variable was set to gvim

After making changes to a or many files i do 

$cvs commit

the cvs would open a gvim editor window. AND at the same time say 
log message empty or unmodified 
a)abort c)continue....

I would enter log message exit gvim and 
say continue (i tried ! option also)

The bug was that NONE of my log messages were ever registered even though the 
cvs made successful updates of my changes, But i lost my log messages.

THen i thought id change my EDITOR in my .cshrc i did so and made it vi 

and Voila! the log messages started getting registered. I didnt even get the 
'log message empty or unmodified' error 

Is this a bug.I wanted to bring this to the attention of the developers so that 
they may fix it if it is a bug. If not please advise what was wrong on my part.

Harshit Suri
Graduate Student
MS - VLSI Design
University of Southern California
Electrical Engineering Department

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