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Re: Processing CVS errors

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: Processing CVS errors
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 07:50:33 -0500
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Nope.  You gotta look at standard error as well as the return code.
Also cvs diff doesn't always return what you think it should either ;)

On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 12:56:21AM -0800, Reinstein, Shlomo wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there some way to process CVS errors in software, other than reading the
> text describing them from the standard error? I have Perl scripts which make
> extensive use of CVS, and I'd like these scripts to be able to process CVS
> errors and try to recover. I can see that CVS exits with a 0 return value
> for success and 1 for failure, but I'd like to know (within the Perl
> scripts) the reason for the failure and try to process them in some way.
> Thanks in advance, Shlomo.
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