[p4] How to know where a pending branch originated?

Gabor Maghera gmaghera at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 12:08:45 PDT 2015

Try using p4 fstat with these options:

$ p4 fstat -Or -T resolveBaseFile0
... resolveBaseFile0 //Sandbox/Users/gabor.maghera/Area51/bar.txt


On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM, John W <jwdevel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I feel like I've been using p4 way to long to not know this answer,
> but even quite a bit of searching has not helped...
> Suppose I copy a file
>     $ p4 copy foo bar
> Now, it shows up in "opened"
>     $ p4 opened
>      //depot/path/to/bar#1 - branch change 12345 (text)
> Great; no problems so far.
> Now, suppose I forget that "bar" originally came from "foo".
> I have this file, "bar," opened for branching, and I want to know from
> where it originated.
> How the heck do I get that information (preferably from the commandline)?
> Something somewhere must know this information, because it will be
> recorded in the server when this change is submitted. But how do I get
> that info *before* it is submitted?
> Thanks
> -John
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