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eric, i don't know the answer to your question - i struggled with a similar problem myself, but, fwiw, i just finished setting up the loginfo script from devguy to do exactly this, and it works great! http://www.devguy.com/fp/cfgmgmt/cvs/cvs_admin_nt.htm#loginfo PB>> On Thu, 2 May 2002, Eric Weidl wrote: > Hi, > > I'm fairly new to CVSNT. Installation went relatively smoothly and most > everyone is happy. > > Now, people are asking if they can get email notification when a file is > committed. I know I have to edit the /CVSROOT/loginfo file; no problem. > > I know there are several perl scripts out there to do just this job, but, I > need to make it work using only DOS batch files and command line utilities. > > I've downloaded and installed BLAT > <http://gepasi.dbs.aber.ac.uk/softw/Blat.html> to handle sending the email > itself. Blat can take standard input by specifying the "-" parameter > immediately after the command name. > > I've downloaded and installed David Tribble's cat for DOS > <http://david.tribble.com/programs.htm> > > I created the following "notify_users.bat" file: > > blat - -to weidl at intersites.com -f cvs at intersites.com -s "CVS Test" > > for testing. > > My loginfo has the following entry: > > DEFAULT cat | notify_users.bat > > > Whenever I commit a file, I receive an email, but the body is always blank. > It would seem to me that the standard input isn't directed to Blat (or my > batch file) properly. > > If I run the batch file from a command line (c:>cat sometempfile.txt | > notify_users), it works correctly, that is, I receive the contents of > sometempfile.txt in an email. > > I feel like I must be missing something simple, but I've been trying all > kinds of alterations with no real difference in the results. > > Any help appreciated. > > Eric > > > _______________________________________________ > Cvsnt mailing list > Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs > -- Peter Brown Senior Software Engineer Dept. of Computer Science 140 Governors Drive University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003-4610 Phone: (413) 577-2505 Fax: (413) 545-1249 pbrown at cs.umass.edu http://www.cs.umass.edu/~pbrown _______________________________________________ Cvsnt mailing list Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs