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Re: Is "cvs watch on" set - How can I tell from the command line?

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Is "cvs watch on" set - How can I tell from the command line?
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 12:11:53 -0500
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On 19/11/10 8:38 AM, Peter Toft wrote:
> That information is stored in the CVS/fileattr subdirs within $CVSROOT.
> I see now that suddenly the watch disappeared (actually the two CVS/
> directory from certain parts of the $CVSROOT disappeared).
> Have anyone seen similar troubles?
There are issues with the fileattr file being unexpectedly changed if a
particular user has checked out two copies of a file, but I haven't
heard of any problems with the CVS directory disappearing entirely.

> Question; how can I - from the command line ask whether file XYZ
> has "cvs watch on"?
Looks like you've found one of the holes in the CVS command coverage :-/
As far as I can see, you'll have to write a script to parse CVS/fileattr
for the '_watched=' statement.

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