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From: Richard Cobbe
Subject: Re: CVS
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 12:02:07 -0500 (CDT)

Lo, on Sunday, April 29, peter.goffee did write:

> Hello,
> I wonder if you can help me with a sticky CVS question! We've been using
> CVS for quite a while now under Linux to keep track of changes on one of
> our main projects, and it is very good. However, one feature we would
> love to have, but can't seem to find, is more information in the CVS
> change notification emails.
> Currently, the watcher-emails each developer receives simply lists the
> file(s), the developer and the new version number. Is it possible to
> configure CVS so that this notification email includes the edit comment?
> The emails are useful to know something changes, but it would be even
> nicer if we had some way of knowing why the change was made in the email!
> Is this possible?

Yes, if by `edit comment' you mean the log message supplied during a

Use CVSROOT/loginfo to set up a system which broadcasts this to interested
developers; see <> for
more details.  I'd disable any existing commit notifications through
CVSROOT/commitinfo, as you'd get duplicate notices.  Since watches provide
more information that commitinfo, you may want to leave those enabled (if
you're using them in the first place).



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