[cvsnt] Local - how to change user name

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Wed Dec 6 05:42:15 GMT 2006

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Thomas Mlynarczyk wrote:
> I'm a CVS newbie. I've installed TortoiseCVS and WinCVS. As I am the only 
> user, I use the "local" protocol. CVS uses my Windows user name for $Author$ 
> by default, i.e. it expands it to $Author: Thomas Mlynarczyk $. How can I 
> change that to, say, $Author: TMly $ instead?

You have at least a few options:

1) Don't use the Author keyword, just use a regular comment in your 
system instead.

2) Change your login name to "TMly"

3) Redefine the keyword Author to be the desired string (knowing it will 
be the same regardless of who checks it in).


Glen Starrett

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