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RE: Querying log messages and more

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Querying log messages and more
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 10:30:46 -0500

Jeeva Sarma wrote:
> I want to do the following.
> Query the log messages of all the files in the
> repository, get the file names and revision numbers
> associated with the log messages that contain a
> certain number(task number) and then checkout those
> revisions into a directory.
> Is there anyway to do this other than writing a
> complex script?
Write a simple script? :=)

OK, joking aside, I think you'll have to write a script to do it.

> Any command I can use? ( other than the cvs log
> command) If anyone has done something similar, can you
> pls give me a few ideas? I would appreciate any help
> on this.
Have a look in the contrib directory of the source distribution. Someone may
have written a script already, or there may be a script that does something
similar that wouldn't be too hard to adapt.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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