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Re: Add Version/Date When Checking In File

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Add Version/Date When Checking In File
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:42:44 -0600
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Aaron Bono wrote:
On 1/18/07, Robert Clark <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thursday January 18, 2007 11:57, "Aaron Bono" <address@hidden>
> We want to add the CVS version of a file, a time stamp of when the
> file is checked in and the user who checked the file in to all
> source code files.

Just out of morbid curiosity: why would you want to do such a thing?
All that information is already stored in the repository by CVS when
you commit the file.

It helps when tracing back a file from production to it's source.  Once the
files are checked out and bundled for deployment, there is no other way to
tell what version of each file we are using on the production box without
doing some detective work.

You might also be able to get what you need by one of the following methods:

A) When bundling for deployment, also run `cvs2cl -r -t`[1] in the base directory of the checkout and use one ChangeLog for the whole of the package.

B) When bundling for deployment, also run `cvs2cl -r -t -d` in the base directory of the checkout so you have a ChangeLog for the files in each directory in the directory where those files are.

C) When bundling for deployment, have a build target that runs `cvs2cl -r -t -f filename` for each file, so that you ChangeLog for each individual file.

If you release from branches the '-F branchname --no-ancestors' options might be useful.

You also may wish to use the RCS keyword $Id:$ so that folks can match the version of each file they received with the versions listed in the ChangeLog.

following thread may be of interest to you as well:

If you happen to be running a version of CVSNT, there is a which at least at one time took the same options and gave similar results to the perl cvs2cl.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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