[p4] 100K bug bug(TM): p4 jobs sort workaround?

R. Tyler Ballance tyler at bleepsoft.com
Tue Nov 14 08:45:18 PST 2006

On Nov 13, 2006, at 7:53 PM, Stephen Vance wrote:

> I would ask support if it would work to use checkpoint surgery to  
> prefix
> all your <5-digit job numbers with a 0.
> Steve
> seabruce at comcast.net wrote:
>> Where I work, we use P4DTI to interface between Perforce and  
>> Bugzilla defect tracking system.  Perforce takes the job name (bug  
>> number) from Bugzilla.  We recently rolled from over from bug99999  
>> to bug100000.  Instead of having a party, this is now causing an  
>> issue where Perforce doesn't display the latest bugs by default.
>> It appears the issue is due to the fact that Perforce sorts jobs  
>> alphabetically <http://www.perforce.com/perforce/doc.061/manuals/ 
>> cmdref/jobs.html#1040665> and because there is now an extra digit  
>> after the three-letter 'bug' prefix.
>> Viewing all jobs in P4V or running a command like "p4 jobs -r -m  
>> 100" (which would usually display the latest bugs because they  
>> have the *highest numbers*) displays the five-digit bug names  
>> first before the six digit ones because bug100000 comes before  
>> bug99999 alphabetically.
>> I'm working with Perforce Tech Support but in the meantime, I  
>> wonder if any other users have addressed something like this.  I  
>> couldn't find anything related to this on the web.  I don't know  
>> if there is a workaround to possibly drop the prefix or add a date  
>> sort to the default p4 jobs command.

Just don't write such buggy software, sheesh! </management>


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