[cvsnt] cvs status

Dries Feys dries.feys at tvh.be
Fri Apr 13 16:15:45 BST 2007

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cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 13/04/2007 09:58:21:

> Dries Feys wrote:
> > I'm making a reporting application for the developers where I need to 
> > all the files edited and unknown to CVS. I can accomplish this through 

> > both cvs status -q -q -R and cvs update -n -q. However, when a file is 
> > edit (we use watched to force every developer to do an edit before 
> > start editing), but not modified yet, it still mentions that the 
> > file is "up-to-date". Is there a way to see that this file is no 
> > read-only (but preferrable another way than checking the read-only 
> > because we have several thousand files, and I don't feel the urge to 
> > them one by one, because the developer wants to see his report as fast 
> > possible)
> If your policy is strictly observed, you should get all files you're
> interested in with one local loop through the directory tree just by
> looking at the read-only flag.
> I think both the cvsnt server and the cvsnt client have to touch all 
> one by one and read parts of their content when you run cvs status or 
> update. I'm pretty sure that this is slower than just looping through 
> local directory tree and looking at the read-only flag. 
Yes, indeed it goes much much faster to read the read-only flag, BUT when 
an edited file is changed by another user, and some fancy scheduled task 
merges those modifications in your file which is beeing edited, the 
read-only flag get read-only again. You have to re-edit that file again.
With other words : some files may not apear in the list. (unless I can set 
cvsnt that the file remains r/w after a succesfull merge)

Another issue is that they want to see whether the "editable" files are 
new files, not known to cvs yet or cvs-files in edit, but that I can check 
with the files in the CVS subdirectory. (Is the exact meaning & lay-out of 
those files somewhere documented?)

> Gerhard
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