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RE: cvs diff on repository

From: aaron . brice
Subject: RE: cvs diff on repository
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:06:56 -0700

Thanks for the help.  When I converted to using rdiff I get the following
error whenever I commit anything:

cvs rdiff: [10:00:50] waiting for automan's lock in

It will loop there until I Ctrl-C it.  Apparently rdiff doesn't like to
be run from within loginfo.  Any way around it?


> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> > Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 5:32 PM
> > To: address@hidden
> > Subject: cvs diff on repository
> > 
> > I'm wanting to set CVS up so that every time a file is 
> > committed it will
> > send an email with the diffs to the other developers for code review.
> > 
> > I added a line to the loginfo file:
> > 
> > 
> > is a script that does a cvs diff of the two versions and
> > emails the results.  However, a cvs diff does not work on the 
> > repository
> > files (",v"), it complains about missing CVS/Entries.  Is 
> > there a way to
> > get the diff of two different versions of a file from the 
> > repository?  I
> > noticed that the contrib/ script is meant to be run from
> > and does a cvs status, which also fails for me from the repository.
> > 
> > Thanks for any help.  I emailed a similar question yesterday before I
> > subscribed and got a reply saying that it's waiting for moderator
> > approval, so apologies if I end up posting this twice..
> > 
> > Aaron
> cvs diff requires you to be in a work area.
> cvs rdiff allows you to do a diff without having a work area.
> Note that the rdiff uses the "-c" format showing a context diff of
> lines before and after the changes.
> Note that the status command does not have a corresponding rstatus
> because the status is comparing a work area to the repository.  So your
> program should not include a status command.

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