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RE: cvs editors funny

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs editors funny
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:22:08 -0500

Colm Aengus Murphy wrote:
> The current cvs edit command stores the users name and workspace 
> location in the fileattr file. I'm guessing that when you unedit or 
> checkin it it only matching the users name and not the workspace 
> location. How difficult would it be to check the users name and 
> workspace location and only remove the edit if it matches ?
Huh, whaddya know - it looks like CVS already captures that information. I
issued a 'watch on' and 'edit' on a .cvsignore file, and the fileattr

F.cvsignore     _watched=;_editors=jhyslop>Tue Mar 29 14:13:46 2005

The datestamp and path are displayed when you issue 'cvs editors'.

It only stores one per user, though - I checked out the project into a
different directory, issued the 'cvs edit' command and got:

F.cvsignore     _watched=;_editors=jhyslop>Tue Mar 29 14:16:07 2005

So the infrastructure may be there already. It may not be as difficult as I

> We do find that old edits hang around when uses forget to use 
> unedit and 
> just remove the workspace. This isn't a major pain as you can 
> just edit 
> the fileattr to remove the unused edits.
Ick - I hate having to manually edit the file (we have a lot of people who
have left, but forgot to 'cvs watch remove' before they left). One of these
days, when I have the time, I'm going to work on implementing rwatch and
redit commands, with options to specify the user.

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

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