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Re: cvs pserver and knowing who did what

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: cvs pserver and knowing who did what
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 09:13:30 -0700
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Do the developers also have UNIX accounts? Then don't use the CVSROOT/passwd
file, I don't think there's any really good reason to use it.

It's easier to set up a phony shell that doesn't allow logins and use
the UNIX user account system if you don't want people logging into the

Of course, if you don't have root or don't want to do this then you'll
have to wait for someone with more experience with loginfo to reply ;)

Rob Helmer

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 01:28:07PM +0200, Chris Niekel wrote:
> Hi,
> At work I've installed cvs and we now have a cvs repository which all
> developers access through the pserver. All accounts are mapped to the same
> userid (so the CVSROOT/passwd file is user:passwd:cvsaccount for every
> user).
> When I use the loginfo method to automatically send mail about the commits,
> the "Author" is always set to 'cvsaccount'. Is there any way to make this
> the 'user' entry? 
> I'm just using an example script, but I printed the environment
> settings, and that also didn't have any knowledge of the 'user' name.
> Any ideas?
> Greetings,
>     Chris Niekel
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