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Re: restated questions about watch/notify

From: Matthew M. Ogilvie
Subject: Re: restated questions about watch/notify
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 20:31:17 -0600
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 10:03:15 +0100 (BST)
> From: Rob Clack <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: restated questions about watch/notify
> OK, I understand better about CVS keywords now. However, I still have
> questions about CVS watch.  I've left my original text attached to this.
> I don't want email whenever anyone edits any watched file, just the
> following:  if I edit a file, then Fred edits it, I want to know and I
> want him to know that I'm already editing it.  That's what my perl script
> was supposed to achieve.
> Ideally, someone can tell me how to set up CVS to do this, then I can 
> throw the perl script away.  
> If not, I assume I trigger the perl script via the notify file, so is
> there a way to pass the name of the relevant file in as a parameter?
> Rob
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> | Rob Clack     Acedb Development,  Informatics Group,                   |
> |               Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,                         |
> |               Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,                            |
> |               Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA     UK                      |
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I beleive the filename is in the message that is sent in via stdin
to the script.  A quick regular expression could probably extract

If you want an example of a working script you can customize, you
could look at doNotify, available at:
You might also want accumMail (same location).

Matthew Ogilvie                address@hidden

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