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RE: verifymsg and branches

From: Christopher.Fouts
Subject: RE: verifymsg and branches
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:26:38 -0500

Google for the "verifymsg script" thread on suggestions
how to get the "branch name" during a commit for the 

>-----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Matt Doar
>Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:04 PM
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>Subject: verifymsg and branches
>I understand how verifymsg can be used to check the text in a 
>commit message. The problems is that I'd like to have 
>different checks for different branches, and there is no 
>"branch name" variable that I can see to pass into a script 
>called from verifymsg. 
>So I went to see how scripts such as cvs_acls and activitymail 
>get their branch information. cvs_acls seems to parse each 
>directory's CVS/Entries file on the client, and activitymail 
>seems to get it from the stdin for commitinfo. But I can't 
>pass the %l variable (the name of the file containing the 
>commit message) to anything but verifymsg and editinfo, and I 
>can't pass the same stdin to verifymsg.
>Any suggestions? 
>p.s. I suppose a two step process of checking the message and 
>recording the results for all possible branches somewhere, and 
>then modifying cvs_acls to check for an acceptable message 
>once the branch is known might work. Bit hokey though.
>Environment: cvs server 1.12.9, older clients and SmartCVS 4.0
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