[cvsnt] Analysing Logs

Alexander Zoernack alexander.zoernack at technotrend.de
Thu Dec 21 08:35:43 GMT 2006

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Hi Tony,

you can do this without dealing with "magic" files on the server.
Only do this on a client:
- create a log file of the repository path 
  where the file should be located
  --> make "cvs log >statistics.log" in the sandbox folder with 
      the checked out copy of the project)
- search the resulting text file for the filename that your users
  are complaining about.
  * if the filename doesn't exist --> the file was never committed.
    (then the "Other one" is right)
  * if the state of the last revision of the file is "state: dead;"
    --> the file was removed and the entry "author: " gives you 
        the name of the bad guy that removes it.
    (then the first "One" is right)
  * if the filename exist and state is "state: Exp;", it still exist
    in the repository and both guys made mistakes

best regards,
Alexander Zoernack

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> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] 
> Im Auftrag von Tony D'Amico
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. Dezember 2006 15:29
> An: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Betreff: [cvsnt] Analysing Logs
> Hi to everybody.
> I have a cvsnt which is a 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2151. Server 
> is a RedHat
> Linux. Actually I'm a very low experienced administrator.
> Two cvs users quarrel over a cvs file matter.
> One says: - I had an important file on that repository and 
> now it is lost.
> You removed it. -
> Other one answers: - No, I did't. Actually you never put that 
> file into the
> repository. You likely forgot to commit you add. -
> How can I verify who is right and who wrong?
> Thanks a lot for any help!
> Tony
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