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Re: added/removed files

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: added/removed files
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:31:01 -0700

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Jayashree <address@hidden> writes:

> Is there any admin file in CVSROOT where I can 
> configure to get a mail when a new file is 
> added/removed in a repository?

Yes. loginfo gets called for added directories and both commitinfo and
loginfo get called on add/remove changes to the repository. See for

See also the contrib/commit_prep & contrib/log_accum example scripts that
bundle commits for multiple directories into a single e-mail.

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> Jayashree
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It is a poor idea to broadcast e-mail to a general list for any open
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At least this disclaimer indicates that it 'may contain' rather than
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