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CVS and a bad memory

I use CVS to provide revision management for the web site, but my memory is so bad, I keep forgetting that I need to cvs add new files to the repository before doing a cvs commit.

The cvs status file command will state if a file is not in the repository (it has a status of Uknown), but the output from cvs status is very verbose. Hence, I wrote a small script to remind me which files I had yet to add to the repository, cvschk.

I now find that writing this script was a waste of time, as its action can be better invoked by:

  alias cvsnew "cvs -n -q update | grep '^\?' | sed -e 's/^\?//'"

Sigh. Here it is anyway...

#!/bin/sh
#
# NAME
#    cvschk -- Identify unmanaged files in a CVS sandbox
#
# SYNOPSIS
#    cvschk [directory]
#
# DESCRIPTION
#    cvschk will perform a 'cvs status' on all the directory and files
#    in the current working directory, if it is identified as a CVS
#    sandbox (i.e. a CVS file exists at the top level).
#
#    It will display a list of unknown (i.e. unmanaged) files on stdout.
#
#    If the directory argument is provided, that is used instead of the 
#    current working directory.
#
# MODIFICATION HISTORY
# Mnemonic  Rel  Date   Who
# cvschk    1.0  060304 mpw
    
dir=$PWD
SCRIPT=`basename $0`
if [ $# -eq 1 ]; then
    if [ ! -d $1 ]; then
        echo "${SCRIPT}: $1 is not a readable directory."
        exit 2
    else
        dir=$1
        cd $dir
    fi
fi
if [ ! -r CVS ]; then
    echo "${SCRIPT}: \"$dir\" does not appear to be a CVS sandbox."
    exit 2
fi


exitstatus=0
filelist=`find . -type d -name CVS -prune -o -type f -print`
tmpfile="/tmp/cvs$$"
cvs status $filelist >/dev/null 2>$tmpfile
if [ -s $tmpfile ]; then
    echo "The following files are not known by cvs:"
    awk '/cvs add/ {print "\t",$NF; next} {print "CVS ERROR: " $0}' $tmpfile
    exitstatus=1
fi
rm $tmpfile
exit $exitstatus
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