[p4] protect and where

Chuck Karish karish at well.com
Tue Oct 30 07:21:43 PST 2001


At 09:37 AM 10/29/2001 -0800, Mike Castle wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 09:46:34AM -0700, Chuck Karish wrote:
>> This isn't documented in either doc set (p4 help, Command Reference).
>> File a bug against the docs and fix your scripts; a user could break them
>> by changing a client spec.
>
>How could changing a client spec affect this?

If multiple lines in the client spec refer to the file, then there will be multiple
lines in the 'p4 where' output.   For example, a file might be referenced by
its parent directory, then by a line that excludes it from the spec, then by a
line that maps it to a different place.  Two lines will come up when you do
'p4 where'.

>The whole purpose of running the p4 where in the build script is to find
>out where something is mapped into the file system.

Then your script must become a bit smarter.


Chuck Karish            karish at well.com           (415) 317-0182




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