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Re: update-copyright

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: update-copyright
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:41:42 -0600
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On 04/29/2011 08:32 AM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> Two small niggles:
> 1. No option to turn off updating to the current year. I do take care
> not to add years in which I don't change files (I know that this is
> fussy), and I was just using update-copyright to compress year ranges.

Using UPDATE_COPYRIGHT_YEAR didn't work for you?  Oh, that changes which
year is added, but still insists on adding a year.  You have a point
that it might be nice to have a mode that reformats all existing years
without adding any new year.

> 2. No way to exclude files that are under VC but not from the project.
> In my case, some autoconf-archive .m4 files.

Yes, there is.  With maint.mk, you run 'make update-copyright', and it
will honor $VC_LIST_EXCEPT (which uses either the file
.x-update-copyright or the macro
exclude_file_name_regexp--update-copyright in cfg.mk) as a way of
exempting particular files.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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