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Re: Copyright lines not being updated!

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Copyright lines not being updated!
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 22:31:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 03:44:27AM +0800, Bean wrote:
> Hi,
> git users can add this at the beginning of .git/hooks/pre-commit to
> run the copyright update test before committing:
> L1=`git diff --cached --stat 2>/dev/null | gawk '{ if (($2 == "|") &&
> ($3 > 5)) print $1}'`
> L2=`grep -lie "Copyright (C).*\(199[0-9]\|200[^9]\) *Free" $L1 2>/dev/null`
> if test ! -z $L2 ; then
>       echo You should update copyright information for the following files:
>       git diff --cached --stat $L2 2>/dev/null
>       exit 1
> fi

Note that copyright lines don't _always_ have to be updated.  It's
detrimental to do it when there's no need (bogus copyright assertions
weaken the legitimate ones).

Robert Millan

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