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RE: Ident lockup

From: Aaron Manning
Subject: RE: Ident lockup
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 11:02:11 -0400

In my scenario, RCS isn't a directory, but an actual file.

10/20/2003  10:21 AM                69 RCS
08/18/2004  09:35 AM               414 tester.bak
08/18/2004  09:35 AM               414 tester.psp
08/18/2004  09:35 AM             7,119 tester2.bak
06/04/2004  09:05 AM    <DIR>          tester2.CS_
08/18/2004  09:35 AM             7,119 tester2.pjt
08/18/2004  09:35 AM             1,723 tester2.sbl


C:\ident rcs 
ident warning: no id keywords in rcs

C:\ident RCS
<hangs... As if it's looking for further input>

I wouldn't think that ident would care since windows (dos shell) is case
insensitive anyway. I'm thinking there is some case-sensitive checking going
on in Ident somewhere that is causing this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron S. Hawley [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 10:28 AM
To: Aaron Manning
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Ident lockup

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. /a

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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