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RE: Can CVS run batch files?

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Can CVS run batch files?
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 09:54:47 -0500

harry wrote:
>     I want to send a batch file via CVS and have CVS run it after it
> has been downloaded to the client on the clients machine. Is it
> possible to issue a command in CVS to run batch files or executables?
No. This is a two-edged sword - it would be a useful feature to have (IIRC
PVCS has, or used to have, this feature) but it's also a major security
concern if a malicious user or virus hacks the batch file or exe on the

> Any help would be greatly apreciated !!!
You'll have to wrap your CVS in a batch file, and get your users in the
habit of running the batch file instead of cvs.exe.

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

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