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Re: Modify files on before commit using loginfo?

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Modify files on before commit using loginfo?
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:59:58 -0700

Agreed.  Make the user make the change you want committed.  Supply a script
to do it if necessary.  Then use the *info capability to verify that it
was done.

>--- Forwarded mail from address@hidden

>Anders Carlberg <address@hidden> writes:

>> Is it possible to modify the files before they are commited to the
>> repository using loginfo or commitinfo?

>At loginfo time it is already too late, the file has been committed to
>the repository. At commitinfo time, you have access to the server side
>copy of the files (or the original files if in :local: mode), so it may
>be possible to whack in changes. Doing so is a very bad idea as it
>introduces entropy that is not controlled by the user into the process
>of trying to accurately record the state of files that 'worked' for the

>> How should I do this?

>You should not do it. If you choose to do it, you may find yourself
>in a world of hurt eventually.

>> Is there a file stream I can read and write to?

>Not really.

>> Or should I do this via CVS commands (checking out and commit) (but then
>> the files get a new version? Or?) ?

>CVS is bright enough not to provide for this kind of lunacy/idiocy.

>> Is there anyone that has done something like this?

>Probably, folks have been abusing CVS in ways it was never intended to
>be used for many years now. This does not make it a good idea.

>--- End of forwarded message from address@hidden

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