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Re: Filtering cvs log information by tag

From: geoff . sallee
Subject: Re: Filtering cvs log information by tag
Date: 4 Apr 2007 09:46:58 -0700
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On Apr 3, 5:05 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> Here's my problem:  I have to write a Java web application that will
> compare files from two tags in CVS.  We'll call the tags TagA and
> TagB.  TagB is the most recent tag, and people should be checking
> their code in under TagB, but sometimes they mess up and check it in
> under TagA.  I need to compare the modification dates (or versions,
> either should work) on each tagged file to find all the files that are
> tagged with TagA but should be tagged with TagB (i.e. the most recent
> versions), and run a report that tells which files are incorrectly
> tagged.  The thing is, log, rlog, and status can't be filtered by tag,
> as far as I can tell, which means that I have to get a bunch of
> unnecessary tag information for each file (there are literally
> hundreds of tags in this CVS repository).  This makes it unwieldy to
> do on the fly from a web application, since it takes on the order of
> 4-5 minutes to get the information from 'cvs log', and the log data
> returned is 300 megabytes, which then has to be parsed and put into
> HTML.  What I'm wondering is if there is any capability to filter
> files based on tags without doing a checkout.  The only other option
> I've come up with would be to run a script on the backend that gets
> the log data, parses it, and creates html itself, but this is less
> than ideal as this reporting tool needs to be integrated into an
> existing application.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Also,
> if I have been unclear, let me know and I will do my best to shed more
> light on the situation.
> Regards,
> Geoff Sallee

Nevermind, I found out a way to do it by reading the Entries file in
each CVS directory and parsing the data.  Thanks.

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