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Re: Ident lockup

From: Aaron S. Hawley
Subject: Re: Ident lockup
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 10:27:36 -0400 (EDT)

As an addendum: on GNU/unix machines I observed this behavior:

$ ident RCS
ident warning: no id keywords in RCS
$ ident rcs
ident error: rcs: No such file or directory

this is obviously a result of directories reading just like files on
GNU/unix but not on Windows.

perhaps the windows(tm) source of RCS should check if the filename is a
directory.  this functionality is not crucial as there is no directory
recursion behavior anyway.

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Aaron Manning wrote:

> Hello All,
>      I have a question with the functionality of Ident. Currently I am using
> scripts to execute Ident on a list of files (100+). Within the files is the
> a link file called "RCS" pointing to the rcs repository. All files within
> the project are RCS'ed and when my script executes an "Ident.exe RCS" to
> check for $Id$ tags, Ident will hang. It is the same as if you just typed
> "Ident" with no file to check. I was wondering if this is intended or maybe
> this is a bug? I am using the RCS 5.7 Win version. I have verified that the
> linux version does not hang on an "Ident.exe RCS" call. Also, if I use
> "Ident.exe rcs" <lowercase> the hang issue does not occur? Has anyone else
> seen this?
> Thanks,
> Aaron

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