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_NOTE:_ The `editinfo' feature has been rendered obsolete. To set a
default editor for log messages use the `EDITOR' environment variable
( Environment variables) or the `-e' global option ( Global
options). See verifymsg, for information on the use of the
`verifymsg' feature for evaluating log messages.
If you want to make sure that all log messages look the same way,
you can use the `editinfo' file to specify a program that is used to
edit the log message. This program could be a custom-made editor that
always enforces a certain style of the log message, or maybe a simple
shell script that calls an editor, and checks that the entered message
contains the required fields.
If no matching line is found in the `editinfo' file, the editor
specified in the environment variable `$CVSEDITOR' is used instead. If
that variable is not set, then the environment variable `$EDITOR' is
used instead. If that variable is not set a default will be used. See
Committing your changes.
The `editinfo' file is often most useful together with the `rcsinfo'
file, which can be used to specify a log message template.
Each line in the `editinfo' file consists of a regular expression
and a command-line template. The template must include a program name,
and can include any number of arguments. The full path to the current
log message template file is appended to the template.
One thing that should be noted is that the `ALL' keyword is not
supported. If more than one matching line is found, the first one is
used. This can be useful for specifying a default edit script in a
module, and then overriding it in a subdirectory.
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 edit script exits with a non-zero exit status, the commit is
Note: when CVS is accessing a remote repository, or when the `-m' or
`-F' options to `cvs commit' are used, `editinfo' will not be consulted.
There is no good workaround for this; use `verifymsg' instead.
* editinfo example Editinfo example
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