[p4] need newbie help for "file(s) not on client"

Ricky Charlet RCharlet at adaranet.com
Mon Aug 30 09:43:44 PDT 2010

Thanks Matt,
        You indirectly put me onto the problem! This turned out to be simple user error... I had incorrectly specified the path to my workspace in my `p4 client`. With hindsight, the error message even makes sense " file(s) not in client view".

         I hope I was not too distracting with my newbie question and I appreciate the kindness and tolerance of folks here.

Ricky Charlet.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Janulewicz [mailto:matt.janulewicz at lucasfilm.com]
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 6:14 PM
To: Ricky Charlet
Cc: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: Re: [p4] need newbie help for "file(s) not on client"

Two things come immediately to mind:

1. 'ddupint.c' is ambiguous unless you are set in the directory that
contains it.
2. A workspace doesn't care how you connect to it, all ui's will work
the same. I suspect you don't have your commandline settings set. Type
'p4 set' to see what they are. At minimum you'll need to set P4CLIENT,
P4USER and P4PORT. This section of the user manual is handy as there are
several ways to set these:

-Matt Janulewicz
Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.

On 08/27/2010 05:50 PM, Ricky Charlet wrote:
> Howdy,
>                  So, the bottom line of what I want is a unified diff. I was using p4v on windows (with a samba mapped drive) but the diff/merge tool in p4v does not seem to be able to save a unified diff. (please correct me if I'm wrong on this point and my problem will be most happily solved).
>                  Then I tried using the p4 command line tool on my freebsd system. However, I think I am in a bit of an odd space because my workspace was created by p4v and now I'm trying to get p4 (cli) to 'see' the same files in my workspace after the fact of my p4v get-latest-version and checkout and some file edits.
> Here are some various outputs:
> $ p4 fstat ddupint.c
> ddupint.c - file(s) not in client view.
> $ p4 edit ddupint.c
> ddupint.c - file(s) not on client.
> $ p4 sync ddupint.c
> ddupint.c - file(s) not in client view.
>                  What should I do to get my p4 (cli) to see the files on my p4v workspace? If I get that solved, I hope to proceed from there to get p4 (cli) to make my unified diff for me `p4 diff -du`.
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