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Re: find changeset for a file

From: sandeepk1611
Subject: Re: find changeset for a file
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:27:47 -0800 (PST)

Todd and Arthur, 

I had another question. Is there any way I can find the first time any file
appeared in the CVS repository, 
i.e. the first time it was committed into the repository? 


Todd Denniston-2 wrote:
> Arthur Barrett wrote, On 02/18/2011 02:55 AM:
>> Sandeep,
>> Note: CVSNT (yes it works on linux too, LGPL) has a 'commitid' property
>> - all files with the same 'commitid' were committed together.  CVSNT
>> also has 'bugid' which is a user defined change set that can occur on
>> multiple commits.
> Out of curiosity please confirm, the 'commitid' only really exists if you
> have been using CVSNT
> since 'commitid' was added as a capability?
> i.e. I can't take a normal CVS repo and drop it in under CVSNT and get
> 'commitid' correct?
>> Todd's suggestion of similar date/time with same comment is great -
>> until you have a team that has overlapping commits with the same "blank"
>> message (or some 'standard text').  I see this a lot...
> *I* have been _fortunate_ enough that A) all my projects have forced a
> comment at commit time, B)
> Appropriately disciplined anyone who did not use a reasonable checkin
> comment.  Our biggest problem
> is when folks checkin ONE FILE at a time instead of a coherent checkin of
> the tree (with
> individualized comments on EACH file) [has me reaching for my LART, by
> just thinking about it again].
> So I can see what you are talking about, I have just only seen it polar
> opposite in my environment.
>> Regards,
>> Arthur
> -- 
> Todd Denniston
> Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
> Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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