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RE: Automatic update modules list

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Automatic update modules list
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:20:02 -0400

Peter Siegumfeldt wrote:
> Is there a way to automatically update the CVSROOT/modules 
> file when a 
> new module is added ? I would like to be able to fetch a list of the 
> modules with tortoisecvs.
The modules file can only be updated manually, unless there's something in
the contrib directory.

> To be able to get the list i so far have edited the file 
> manually. This 
> worked just fine execpt for two modules with white spaces in their 
> names. How do I get it to work with white spaces in the 
> module name with 
> the CVSROOT/modules file ?
Unfortunately, you don't. CVS's support for spaces in names (not only in
modules, but in files and directories) leaves a lot to be desired. You're
best to stay away from them if possible.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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