[cvsnt] loginfo problem with brances and files with embedded spaces....

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Nov 17 21:51:06 GMT 2002

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while testing the admin scripts (especially the taginfo) on the latest
CVSNT build (with tagged files on StdIn) I ran into a real problem...
 - A module containing files both with and without spaces.
 - The module is moved to a branch (BranchTest)
 - Two files are modified and committed, one contains spaces in name

When loginfo executes the following information is obtained:
Command line parameter #4 (in my case because I entered 3 others):
TestModule/doc Test\ File.txt,1.5, Readme.txt,1.2,
On standard input:
Update of C:/CVSREPO/test/TestModule/doc
In directory: Welebobe:C:\CVSTEMP\cvs-serv3168

Modified Files:
      Tag: BranchTest
        Test File.txt Readme.txt
Log Message:
Testing branch behaviour

What this all boils down to is that I see no way to retrieve the
actual list of file names from the StdIn data, yet I must do so
because there is the only place I can find out which branch these
files are on.
For files without spaces in the name it works fine, I scan the StdIn
and make a list of files for each tag. Then I really use the files on
the command line to parse out revisions and stuff. Here the space
escape is done so I can positively define where the file name is
located and where the new file starts (after the space).

How can I get the branch info off the StdIn???
I can only see one solution and that is for CVSNT to escape the
embedded spaces also in the StdIn message.
I can really not even think of using some 'knowledge' from the command
line, because there may in fact be files named very similarly, like:
"File with spaces in name.txt"
"Spaces in name.txt"

Where can I put code to escape the embedded spaces in CVSNT?
(As you probably know by now I am a C++ illiterate :-( )
I like the StdIn message concerning the files to read:
Modified Files:
      Tag: BranchTest
        Test\ File.txt Readme.txt

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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