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Re: recursive add ?!

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: recursive add ?!
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:03:11 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Leif Hanack wrote:

> hello,
> i have a simple question. i'm using wincvs 1.36 and wonder why i can not
> find a recursive add command? ok, i can use the import module command but
> therefore my new sources need to be outside the cvs controlled directory!
> but when i e.g. have a directory under controll called myproject
> and when i want to add a new class com/foo/Foo.class it would be create
> to select com and add the selection recursively?!
> is this possible?!

I did it in Meta-CVS. :) Of course, the problem you run into is that
the directory may contain all kinds of files, some of which need to be
treated as binary. WinCVS has a dialog box in its import GUI where
can verify and change the disposition of each file.

> when i want to write this functionality by myself. where do i start? should
> i use tcl or python. are there tutorial concerning the integration in e.g.
> wincvs?!

For the sake of keeping the WinCVS program consistent, you would
probably want to do it in that program, perhaps reusing the code
which gathers up the file suffixes and throws them into a dialog box.

I do a similar thing in Meta-CVS; both the create command for
makign a new module, and the add command interactively deal with
file types. Now the problem is that cvs import and cvs add do not
have the same interface for specifying keyword modes. In import,
you specify a wildcard match on file suffixes, allowing you
to express the idea that all *.png files are to be treated -kb.
In cvs add, you do not have this; the keyword expansion mode you
specify applies to all file arguments.

In Meta-CVS the problem is solved by collating all of the files
into buckets based on their expansion mode, and then issue a
cvs add command (or several, if the command line is too long)
for each bucket.

Meta-CVS: solid version control tool with directory structure versioning.

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