[p4] p4 submit w/o an editor

Robert Buck rbuck at m-Qube.com
Wed Jul 12 16:12:13 PDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com [mailto:perforce-user-
> bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Bennett
> Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 2:07 PM
> To: Phlip
> Cc: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] p4 submit w/o an editor
> Phlip wrote:
> > Perforcers:
> >
> > Brand X lets me do this:
> >
> >     cvs commit -m 'beefsqueak'
> >
> >
> ...
> > Can't I use a command line for p4 to take one change comment, and it
> > won't pop up an editor?
> >
> Unfortunately, no.  Perforce still doesn't support this.  I had to add
> support for it in the p4 wrapper script we use.  I added -d
> (description) and -p (prompted description) options to submit.
> I really wish Perforce would add this as it's a simple thing for them
> add and it's frequently requested.  I'm sure some of the Perforce
> might just say 'well, you can always script it...' - well, we
> *have* to script anything!  :(

Seems pretty brain dead not to have a decent command line client. We
just wrote one, and several people commented that it ticked them off in
prior jobs that they had to do all this pretty basic scripting. I wonder
when the P4 guys will get a clue to write a decent command line client?

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