[cvsnt] Problem With Committing Recursively

Erv Walter erv at epicsystems.com
Sun Jun 29 01:46:54 BST 2003

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It's not normal for me.  I routinely commit changes recursively that are
spread across many directories and I only get a single Notepad window
popping up--not one per subdirectory.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Hoyle [mailto:tmh at nodomain.org] 
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 3:42 PM
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Ch J Sa wrote:

 I've tried a couple different versions of cvs on my computer at home,
> they all behave in the following manner.  When there are multiple
> in subdirectories and I commit, an editor comes up for me to enter a
> message.  However, the cvs comment in this case only lists the
> files in the current directory.  I enter a comment, save, and close
> window.  Then another editor window pops up for the files in one of
> subdirectories.  Then another, and another, until all subdirectories
> been logged and committed.  This gets to be a huge pain when I have a
> of modified files.  I've asked several of the people that I work with
> they have never seen this before.  Has anyone else seen behavior like
> this?  Is this a configuration issue?

This is normal... it's usual to use the '-m' option to set a single edit
message if you have a large commit (or use a frontend, like WinCVS).

I'm not 100% sure why it was designed like that but it's been like that
since cvs was first written...   I suppose the idea is you have
commit messages for different subprojects.


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