[p4] P4V question: How to search changelist descriptions
matt.janulewicz at lucasfilm.com
Fri Oct 31 10:07:50 PDT 2008
I don't think there's a way to do that with P4V.
If they are asking about searching checkin comments it seems like next
they'll want to search the code itself. This happened at the last place
I worked so we implemented FishEye, a great code search tool that
integrates nicely with Perforce
(http://www.atlassian.com/software/fisheye). You can search both checkin
comments as well as all your code. It has pretty graphs and is very
powerful and useful.
For a quick and dirty tool you can implement Opengrok, which is open
source, fast, and very good at what it does. The latest version allows
you to search checkin comments (which they call 'history').
Greg Whitfield wrote:
> In P4Win there is a really useful little feature where pressing CTRL+F
> allows you to search changelist descriptions - the cursor jumps to the
> last changelist submitted that the search finds, and then subsequent F3
> presses move to the next. It's a great way to browse submitted
> Does anyone know what the equivalent operation is for P4V? The same key
> combination just does a find file.
> I'm trying to gently prod my users to switching away from P4Win, and the
> lack of this feature is probably going to be a blocker for many of them,
> and for the rest would be a good excuse not to suffer the
> not-inconsiderable pain of switching. No amount of saying that Perforce
> are not developing P4Win further is going to win, I'm afraid.
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