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On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 20:10:02 -0600, Glen Starrett <glen.starrett at march-hare.com> wrote: > Chris Purves wrote: >> I have read through the documentation about email notification and there >> appears to be at least three ways to go about it: loginfo, modules, and >> watch command as well as the method prescribed in the email notification >> section, through the commit_email file. > > There's more than that -- you can also use Bo's "cvsmailer" product that > is quite handy. I looked at that also, but I believe it is only for Windows and I am running CVSNT on linux so I can't make use of it. >> What I would like to do, is for commits to a specific module send out >> notification emails to a group listed in the groups file once per day. >> What would be the best way to go about this? I have sendmail installed >> on the server, so I can make use of the >> MailCommand in PServer. > > You might want to consider using a cron job with a log command, audit > query, or similar for this type of daily report. > > I know, too many options. If you let us know what you require in the > output, then perhaps someone can suggest an appropriate set of commands > to help. My setup is that for each module I have a corresponding group, listed in the groups file. What I would like to do is once per day for each module, check if any files have been modified/added. If there has been a change: Send an e-mail to all users of the module group listing the changes made and by whom. The template file in section B.18 of the manual looks good with the exception that I would probably want the from address to be something generic and the to address would include several dynamic addresses, not a single fixed address. It is my guess that the built-in mail notification in CVSNT is triggered whenever a commit is made and sends a single e-mail for a single change (or commit). If a person was editing or adding several files, that could amount to high volume of e-mail in a single day. I would prefer to have one e-mail represent all changes made to a module in a single day. From what I understand so far, I think the best way would be to use the loginfo file to write to log files for each module, then run a cron job to send mails to the specific groups and empty the log files. Besides using the loginfo file, are there any other CVSNT features I can make use of or am I going about it in a poor way? If using loginfo is a good idea, what REGEX can I use to check if the change is to a specific module? The manual says the REGEX is relative to the directory where the change is made, not relative to the module. I hope that's not too much information. Thanks for your help and I will post back with my final results for others to use. -- Chris Purves Process Development Scientist Advanced Integrated Microsystems Ltd. Suite 1019, Research Transition Facility 8308 - 114 Street Edmonton, AB T6G 2V2 Canada Tel: (780) 439-1189