[cvsnt] Re: Keyword Expansion Issues

Mike Amundsen mike at amundsen.com
Wed Aug 21 04:01:27 BST 2002

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well, actually, i like the way SourceSafe reports for $Header: $.  It
reports the complete repository info (the path in the repository), not just
the RCSfile.

I was just hoping to get the module information without also getting the
physical disk location.

oh well, thanks for the help.


"Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nothing-on.tv> wrote in message
news:3d5d18bc.92465734 at news.cvsnt.org...
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:07:33 -0400, "Mike Amundsen"
> <mike at amundsen.com> wrote:
> >I'm using the Keyword expansion features of CVSNT in my source code:
> >
> >// $Header: $
> >
> >expands to:
> >
> >// $Header: X:/CVSROOT/ProjectA/Components/Constructors.cs,v 1.1
> >16:24:13 JoeDeveloper Exp $
> >
> >notice that the expansion includes the *physical* drive mapping and a
> >*actual* folder path.  this seems incorrect to me.  well, at least it's
> >what i had expected.
> >
> >is there a way i can 'tweak' the output to only name the repository and
> >module hierarchy instead of publishing the acutal location of the files
> >the server?
> >
> That's the way it's supposed to work:
>  `$Header$'
>       A standard header containing the full pathname of the RCS file,
>       the revision number, the date (UTC), the author, the state, and
>       the locker (if locked).  Files will normally never be locked
> when
>       you use CVS.
> You probably want to use:
>  `$Id$'
>       Same as `$Header$', except that the RCS filename is without a
> path.
> Tony

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