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Re: different behaviour of 'cvs ci'

From: Ted Stern
Subject: Re: different behaviour of 'cvs ci'
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:48:45 -0700
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On 25 Jun 2008 07:05:05 -0700, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> Hello Jody,
> * On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 03:00:47AM -0700 jody.xha wrote:
>> After a crash i had to reinstall fedora 8 and now cvs behaves differently.
>> Previously, when i did a 'cvs ci' after changing files in several
>> subdirectories,
>> the editor opened with all changed files in it.
>> Now (cvs 1.11.22) it opens the editor for every subdirectory.
> This is not a change of cvs; you changed your CVSROOT description.
> If you use a local directory (i.e., /usr/share/cvs/ or c:\cvsrepo) for
> your CVSROOT (or with the "-d" option), then CVS asks for your
> description for every single directory.
> If you prepend a :local: (i.e., :local:/usr/share/cvs or
> :local:c:\cvsrepo), CVS asks for the commit message only once.
> So, you most probably want to add the :local: before your cvsroot.

Which brings up the question: how do you change the CVS/Root file for
every subdirectory in a sandbox checkout, possibly a huge hierarchy?

Here's one way:

     find . -type f -print | grep '/CVS/Root$' | \
       xargs perl -wpi -e 's|^/|:local:/|o'


> HTH,
> Spiro.
>   "Anybody who would spend considerable effort emulating a C64 is not
>   particularly sane to begin with; it is unreasonable to expect them to 
> produce
>   sane software."
>   ("asuffield" in

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