[p4] How to set the default submit option for new workspaces

Sven Erik Knop sknop at perforce.com
Wed Mar 29 06:45:29 PDT 2017

Hi Sean

it would be 'p4 configure set spec.custom=1', but this would not help you - you cannot change built-in fields.

Instead, use a simple form-out trigger to set the default. Much easier, supported and maintainable.


Sven Erik


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On 29 Mar 2017, at 14:40, SeanT <perforce-user-forum at forums.perforce.com<mailto:perforce-user-forum at forums.perforce.com>> wrote:

Posted on behalf of forum user 'SeanT'.

I am also after a solution to this problem, i find it odd that the default
behaviour is to check in unchanged files.

I tried the solution described above but it doesn't seem to work :-

P4 spec client

this come up with
Custom spec of type 'client' is not allowed. Set spec.custom=1 to

so i tried

P4 set spec.custom=1

and also
set spec.custom=1

but i still get the error message after both.

Can anyone suggest what i need to do to get this working?

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