"fixing" RCS files
chrysaphi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 07:37:49 GMT 2006
On 2/1/06, jesse <jesse at fsck.com> wrote:
> man co gets:
> -kk Generate only keyword names in keyword strings; omit their val-
> ues. See KEYWORD SUBSTITUTION below. For example, for the
> Revision keyword, generate the string $Revision$ instead of
> $Revision: 5.13 $. This option is useful to ignore differences
> due to keyword substitution when comparing different revisions
> of a file. Log messages are inserted after $Log$ keywords even
> if -kk is specified, since this tends to be more useful when
> merging changes.
> Which may point at the codepath to neuter.
Thing is, I have RCS files that are full of log messages that need to
be removed. So it's not just a matter of removing the codepath that
generates the log; it's a matter of having a program that will do the
actual surgery on an RCS file and remove all the revision log stuff
that is there. That's why I am posting to a perl list. I want to do
extraction of crap from a mostly-text file, after all.
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