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From: Brad King (brad.king_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-10 12:13:52

> Tabs have been creeping into source files again. Please replace by spaces.
> Rather than wait until the last minute, I'm going to start running the tab
> check and long names checks once a month.

CVS supports checks like this on a per-commit basis. If you add a file
called "commitinfo" to the CVSROOT directory on the server, you can get it
to run scripts to test each file and optionally abort the commit.

The format of the file is shown below. The first argument that cvs passes
to the script is the directory, and then the rest of the arguments are the
files in that directory that are being committed. The commit will be
aborted if the script returns non-zero. The output of the script is
displayed on the user's screen if the pre-commit check fails.


# The "commitinfo" file is used to control pre-commit checks.
# The filter on the right is invoked with the repository and a list
# of files to check. A non-zero exit of the filter program will
# cause the commit to be aborted.
# The first entry on a line is a regular expression which is tested
# against the directory that the change is being committed to, relative
# to the $CVSROOT. For the first match that is found, then the remainder
# of the line is the name of the filter to run.
# If the repository name does not match any of the regular expressions in
# this file, the "DEFAULT" line is used, if it is specified.
# If the name "ALL" appears as a regular expression it is always used
# in addition to the first matching regex or "DEFAULT".
ALL $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/your_script_here

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