[cvsnt] CVSNT 2.5.01 #1976 - 'cvs history' problems - 'No records selected'

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Aug 18 11:50:14 BST 2005

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

>  From the looks of the code the -f command is a noop (and it's not 
> something I've changed either.. I'd never heard of the option until 
> about 5 minutes ago).

OK I think I can make it do something, but maybe not what you're expecting??

The instructions treat it like a grep (basically turning history into an 
innacurate version of log).  Easy to do but I don't think that's what 
the command was designed for... and it would be pointless anyway, since, 
well, log does it much better.

The code has associations with module parsing.  It looks like you're 
supposed to provide a module to it and it'll look for a file in a 
specific module or group of modules.. however there's no code at the 
moment to associate modules with files (and never has been as far back 
as I can find, all the way to cvs 1.11) so all it does is compare the 
module with NULL all the time (probably meaning it never did anything.. 
that's now it seems anyway)... making that work probably won't make this 
release if at all... partly because I can't find any description of how 
that could work outside the comments (I'm guessing something like -m 
module -f file -m module2 -f file2 etc.. but might be wrong).


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