[p4] Is there a way to audit a workspace?

Michael Delaney mdelaney at upromise.com
Mon Aug 17 08:51:52 PDT 2009


You could try to use 'p4 diff' or 'p4 have' to get an what's there and 
if there's anything new.

Roy Smith wrote:
> We have a very large workspace where we keep our entire build 
> toolchain (compilers, tools like perl and python, libraries, etc).  
> Our build team wants to run "p4 sync -f" every day because they don't 
> trust "p4 sync" (without the -f) to keep it up to date.  I'm trying to 
> convince them that this is silly.  It's certainly very expensive, as 
> it takes several hours to complete.  Worse, the act of doing a "sync 
> -f" touches the files on disk, so any build that's currently running 
> can be impacted as files change out from underneath it.
>
> Is there some way to have p4 audit the files on disk and confirm that 
> what's there is what's supposed to be there, without actually deleting 
> and re-creating every file?
>
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