[cvsnt] Can CVS require a check in comment?

Prochazka, Jan Jan.Prochazka at brooks.com
Mon Jun 25 15:37:41 BST 2007

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Hello Arthur,
I believe I have submitted our solution at least twice. Nevertheless,
here it is again:

the 'veryfimsg' file does have one line in it:

DEFAULT <server_local_absolute_path>\verifymsg.exe

and the verifymsg.cpp is:

// verifymsg.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <direct.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <tchar.h>
#include <atlstr.h>

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
	char* buffer;
	CString msg, msgOrig="";
	FILE* msgFile; 
    long lSize;

	//something is wrong (file name should be here)
	if (argc <= 1){
		printf("\nSomething ir really wrong, file name is
		return 2;
	if (NULL==(msgFile = fopen(argv[1],"rt"))){
		printf("\nSomething ir really wrong, can not open
message file.\n\n");
		return 2;

	//jump to C

    // obtain file size.
	fseek(msgFile , 0 , SEEK_END);
	lSize = ftell(msgFile);

	// allocate memory to contain the whole file.
	buffer = (char*) malloc(lSize);
	if (buffer == NULL){
		printf("\nSomething ir really wrong, can not allocate
message buffer.\n\n");
		return 3;
	// copy the file into the buffer.

	/*** the whole file is loaded in the buffer. ***/

	//add end of string
	buffer[lSize-1] = '\0';
	//jump back to C++
	msgOrig = msg = buffer;
	//at least 1 space in the message
	if (msg.Find(" ") == -1){
		printf("\nPlease provide a more substantial commit
message then \n\n");
		return 1;

	//at least 6 chaqracters   
	msg.Remove(' ');
	if (msg.GetLength() < 6){
		printf("\nPlease provide a more substantial commit
message then \n\n");
		return 1;
	return 0;

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arthur Barrett [mailto:arthur.barrett at march-hare.com] 
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 22:35
> To: Prochazka, Jan; cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook; Gerhard Fiedler
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Can CVS require a check in comment?
> Jan,
> > > Educate the developers.  The technical fix isn't a solution.
> > It is correct, that any technical fix can not protect you from 
> > intentionally bad guys. However, it works great to prevent 
> > unintentional mistakes, hurry up clicks etc. Really, I can 
> not imagine 
> > life without our precommit check looking for, if I remember 
> correctly, 
> > at least 2 words and at least 6 characters total.
> Last time this issue came up I did suggest the person asking 
> for this feature submit their script when they wrote it.  
> They never did.  Do you want to submit a script.  You (or 
> perhaps I can volunteer Gerhard) or someone can then add the 
> example to the FAQ as well as the earlier comments.
> As I and Tony at least said though - a blank comment is often 
> OK (why require a crufty comment when none is required) - 
> provided there is a bug number.  So the next release of 
> 2.5.04 has the ability to require a bug number.
> Regards,
> Arthur Barrett
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