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RE: add log message to an unaltered file

From: Rick Genter
Subject: RE: add log message to an unaltered file
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 16:01:28 -0500

> From: address@hidden 
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> On Behalf Of eric63
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:46 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: add log message to an unaltered file
> Thanks for the quick reply.
> Usage: cvs commit [-Rlf] [-m msg | -F logfile] [-r rev] files...
>     -R          Process directories recursively.
>     -l          Local directory only (not recursive).
>     -f          Force the file to be committed; disables recursion.
>     -F logfile  Read the log message from file.
>     -m msg      Log message.
>     -r rev      Commit to this branch or trunk revision.
> I think this is the right track, but the comment "disables 
> recursion" raises
> a question.  If I do:
> cvs commit -R -f -m "production deployed on 19 Dec 2007" *
> Will cvs add this message to all the files (use the -R 
> recursion) or just
> the files in this directory (ignores -R)?
> Cheers
> Eric

Unfortunately, just the files in the current directory.

(I just tested this with an experimental repository we have using
1.11.21. I don't know if 1.11.22 or the 1.12 branch behaves
Rick Genter
Principal Software Engineer
Silverlink Communications

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