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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 14:16:12 -0400 (EDT)

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

> Larry Jones <address@hidden> writes:
> > Mark D. Baushke writes:
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> > Is that necessary?  Doesn't watching a directory automatically watch any
> > new files in that directory?
> I was under the impression that only file entries are put into the
> CVS/fileattr in the repository via a 'cvs watch add' command. I am also
> under the impression that adding a new directory with new files will not
> automagically inherit notify statements for the parent directory.

Your impression is accurate.  I did a quick test (watch on dir) and the
fileattr file contained a list of files in that directory.

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