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Re: for Email Notification

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: for Email Notification
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 14:28:30 -0400 (EDT)

Brian Sequeira writes:
> A,v file exists in the CVSROOT directory, but not a

If you want to have additional files in CVSROOT checked out
automatically when they're committed, you have to add them to

> added a to the repository that was passed on thru this mailing
> list. I had to edit the following lines in the file:
> my $last_file  = "/var/cvs/lastdir";               -------- (What is this
> variable used for?)
> my $summary    = "/var/cvs/summary";      -------- (What is this variable
> used for?)

Those are questions you need to ask the author of the script (or whoever
passed it on).

> # remove double trailing slash
> $cvsroot =~ s/\/\/$/\//;                                ------ (What does
> this mean?)

It means that the author likes obfuscated code or doesn't know you can
use alternative delimiters for perl's s command.  It does exactly what
the comment says: if $cvsroot ends with two slashes, it removes one of

-Larry Jones

I just can't identify with that kind of work ethic. -- Calvin

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