[cvsnt] Incorrect variable expansion in administrative files

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Sun Sep 13 23:35:30 BST 2009

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> ALL cmd /c echo ${CVSROOT}12345
> after executing any command the output is:
> /slrepo2345
> Expected output:
> /slrepo12345
> Looks like variable expansion "eats" the first character from the  
> remaining text. The same happens with any other variable ${USER},  
> ${REAL_CVSROOT}, etc.

Thanks for the report.

Looking at the code - this behaviour appears to be deliberately coded,
but certainly the manual doesn't make it clear.

If you use braces then the first character after the closing brace is
always discarded:
  ALL cmd /c echo ${CVSROOT} 12345

I tested CVS 1.12.13 and it does NOT drop the first character.

So I propose:
* CVSNT 2.5.04 - no change
* CVSNT 2.5.05 - 1.12.13 behaviour

Bug number assigned 5722.


Arthur Barrett

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