[p4] Patching files checked out from Perforce with no questionsasked

Geir A. Myrestrand geir.myrestrand at falconstor.com
Wed Nov 1 13:25:54 PST 2006

I can't unset P4CONFIG, because it isn't set. I also want to be able to 
modify and check in files I've checked out, so trying to hide the 
Perforce environment is a no-no.

Jason Williams' tip worked for me; set PATCH_GET to 0 (zero).

Ken.Williams at thomson.com wrote:
> Yeah, I asked this question a week or so ago too.  I actually have no
> idea where this prompt is coming from, surely patch(1) doesn't know
> anything about perforce, does it?
> http://maillist.perforce.com/pipermail/perforce-user/2006-October/019949
> .html is my previous message.
>>From a little google search and this message,
> http://www.opendarwin.org/pipermail/darwinports-bugs/2005-April/010142.h
> tml , it looks like maybe if you unset P4CONFIG it won't ask any
> questions.  Alternatively, if you're on a unixish environment you might
> be able to do
>   yes n | patch <...patch args...>
> But that's maybe a little dangerous.
>  -Ken
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com 
>> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Geir 
>> A. Myrestrand
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:57 AM
>> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
>> Subject: [p4] Patching files checked out from Perforce with 
>> no questionsasked
>> Upon applying a rather large patch set on files checked out from 
>> Perforce, I am presented with this question for every file 
>> modified by 
>> the patch set:
>> Get file <filename_modified_by_patch_set> from Perforce with lock? [y]


Geir A. Myrestrand

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