[cvsnt] using commitinfo within CVSNT

Suresh Venkateswaran suresh.venkateswaran at us.ibm.com
Tue Nov 11 17:49:33 GMT 2003

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That works like a charm! Thanks for your help and god bless open source :-)

Suresh Venkateswaran.

                      Aric"                    To:       Suresh Venkateswaran/San Jose/IBM at IBMUS, "Glen Starrett" <grstarrett at cox.net> 
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                      11/11/2003 09:40                                                                                                 

> Glen, it looks like I am still not picking it up
> right. Here is the code and output:

my $file = <STDIN>;

will only pull the first entry off the filehandle because your calling
<STDIN> in scalar context.  This is what I use at our site in
commitinfo.pl to handle both older and newer CVSNT:


# After testing it looks like CVS sends in the module and file stuff
# automatically
$commitUser = shift(@ARGV);
$module = shift(@ARGV);

# Unlike loginfo, commitinfo *does not* quote the files names so they
look like
# one big argument to perl.  So, we can just take the remainder of @ARGV
as the
# file listing instead of working to split that back up.
@files = @ARGV;         # Older versions of CVSNT pipe files on the cmd
push(@files, <STDIN>);  # Newer versions of CVSNT pipe files across

foreach my $file (@files) {

             ## YOUR CODE HERE ##


The commitinfo.pl script is called with the following line from
commitinfo.  Note that I do call Perl explicitly and perl.exe is in the
system PATH:

ALL perl $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commitinfo.pl $USER

You will want to chomp() each filename in @files after this to be safe.
Hope it helps,


Aric Czarnowski
Unimax Systems Corporation

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