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Re: Is there a way to Auto-Watch ?

From: Dan White
Subject: Re: Is there a way to Auto-Watch ?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 13:47:03 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Mark D. Baushke wrote:

> Dan White <address@hidden> writes:
> > The task manager has decreed that all changes to all files will be checked
> > in on a daily basis.  (Despite the attempted reasoning about how CVS ain't
> > built that way)
> >
> > So, we need to have all files watched, and set to notify the "Build
> > Manager" role account when folks edit, unedit, and commit.
> Your "Build Manager" sounds more like a micromanager. I hope there is a
> good reason for the process you have been told to follow.

Your perception is right on the mark.  The "good reason" is 'cause he is
the boss.

> > I envisioned a cron script, run from the build manager account that does a
> > mass checkout/watch on/watch add.  But that strikes me as criminally
> > kludgy.
> >
> > Is there a better way to do it ?
> You probably only need to add new 'watch' statements as new files are
> added to the system. So, something that is wired into the 'loginfo' to
> look for new files and have them watched might be the way to go.
> I don't understand why a cron script would be needed...

I'll explore that.  Cron was considered as a brute-force approach.

"If brute force does not work, it is only because it is being applied in
an insufficient quantity."


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