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RE: How to create patch for project?

From: Miller Dale C Contr AFWA/SDHS
Subject: RE: How to create patch for project?
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 09:14:20 -0500


The rdiff -s argument using two dates or two tags gives you good
information.  It shows what files have changed, are new, or removed (in
attic) with revision numbers.  

cvs -Q rdiff -s -Dyyyymmdd -Dyyyymmdd module 


cvs -Q rdiff -s -rtag1 -rtag2 module

(I use version tags that include a date.) 

Output is in the following format:  

File weather/docs/index.html changed from revision 1.9 to 1.10
File weather/docs/links.htm is new; ver_20040823 revision 1.4
File weather/docs/alaska.html is removed; ver_20040524 revision 1.9

Processing this with a perl script could cvs export each file to a staging
area for transferring to another person.

This information gives you a good change list, but it does not show hacking
where files were moved, renamed, or deleted.

A find statement on the $CVSROOT/module each time you hand off an update
would document what is in the repository at the time.

find $CVSROOT/module -type f | egrep -v "Attic|CVS" | sort >module_list

Keep the snapshot under CVS.  I have a module_list snapshot updated and
committed automatically (a cron job) whenever a new file is added to our
repository by touching an "add_flag" file the cron job checks for.

I actually do a find inside a perl program and then removed the ,v and the
$CVSROOT from the path.  I also do not restrict it to -type f so I also have
the directory names (appending an ending slash to the directory names).  The
program also commits the updated the file.

Dale Miller
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Bellevue, NE

>>>>> "Mak" == Mak  <address@hidden> writes:
  Mak> I have a situation where I cannot understand how rdiff can help me. 

  Mak> I'm now at a point where I now need to send him only revised files. I
  Mak> need a process to checkout the project with only the files that were
  Mak> changed between the last tag and now. Complete file that can be used
  Mak> overwrite the old ones. The directory structure also need to be
  Mak> maintained (naturally!!)

  Mak> How would I do this? Any help is appreciated.

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