[cvsnt] email notification help
pchris at aims-bio.com
Wed Jul 11 00:07:54 BST 2007
On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 20:10:02 -0600, Glen Starrett
<glen.starrett at march-hare.com> wrote:
> Chris Purves wrote:
>> I have read through the documentation about email notification and there
>> appears to be at least three ways to go about it: loginfo, modules, and
>> watch command as well as the method prescribed in the email notification
>> section, through the commit_email file.
> There's more than that -- you can also use Bo's "cvsmailer" product that
> is quite handy.
I looked at that also, but I believe it is only for Windows and I am
running CVSNT on linux so I can't make use of it.
>> What I would like to do, is for commits to a specific module send out
>> notification emails to a group listed in the groups file once per day.
>> What would be the best way to go about this? I have sendmail installed
>> on the server, so I can make use of the
>> MailCommand in PServer.
> You might want to consider using a cron job with a log command, audit
> query, or similar for this type of daily report.
> I know, too many options. If you let us know what you require in the
> output, then perhaps someone can suggest an appropriate set of commands
> to help.
My setup is that for each module I have a corresponding group, listed in
the groups file. What I would like to do is once per day for each module,
check if any files have been modified/added. If there has been a change:
Send an e-mail to all users of the module group listing the changes made
and by whom. The template file in section B.18 of the manual looks good
with the exception that I would probably want the from address to be
something generic and the to address would include several dynamic
addresses, not a single fixed address.
It is my guess that the built-in mail notification in CVSNT is triggered
whenever a commit is made and sends a single e-mail for a single change
(or commit). If a person was editing or adding several files, that could
amount to high volume of e-mail in a single day. I would prefer to have
one e-mail represent all changes made to a module in a single day.
From what I understand so far, I think the best way would be to use the
loginfo file to write to log files for each module, then run a cron job to
send mails to the specific groups and empty the log files. Besides using
the loginfo file, are there any other CVSNT features I can make use of or
am I going about it in a poor way?
If using loginfo is a good idea, what REGEX can I use to check if the
change is to a specific module? The manual says the REGEX is relative to
the directory where the change is made, not relative to the module.
I hope that's not too much information. Thanks for your help and I will
post back with my final results for others to use.
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