[cvsnt] using commitinfo within CVSNT

Aaron Kynaston akynaston at novell.com
Tue Nov 11 04:24:42 GMT 2003

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How is this different then using .cvsignore?

>>> Suresh Venkateswaran <suresh.venkateswaran at us.ibm.com> 11/10/2003
8:44:11 PM >>>

Hello All,

I am using CVSNT 2.0.8 to set up a source repository for my team. We
certain files to be present in the directory structure on the client
but we want to prevent them from being checked in to the source
server. The files which we want to avoid adding to source control
follow a
certain naming convention, lets say Common*.xsd.

The simple approach to this is to point the commitinfo file to a
script that exits with a status of 1 if it finds any files being
which match the file name pattern Common*.xsd. According to the
documentation, the list of all files being committed should be passed
the perl script as part of the ARGV array.

However, when I print out the ARGV array from within my Perl filtering
script, it contains the base directory which is being committed but no
name information. I am able to access the file list in the loginfo
which follows the commitinfo file in the logical sequence, so I should
able to access this information somewhere at the commitinfo stage!!

This seems to be a bug, and I havent found any workarounds after hours
scouring the internet. Does anyone have any ideas how to get around

Suresh Venkateswaran

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