Subject: Re: Changelog -> mailinglist?
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/20/1997 19:35:13
On 19 Jul 1997 10:12:52 +0200 (Johan Danielsson) wrote:

 > The easy way to do this is just to take the longest prefix common to
 > all messages in a mail. Anything more elegant would require more work,
 > disk-space, or bandwidth.

Well.. err... The prefix might not correspond to the majority of the
changes in that mail, for example... Hmm, I could just be misunderstanding
what you're suggesting...

 > If someone can tell me how this mail-batching stuff is done today, I
 > can write something to show what I mean.

Quite literally:

#!/bin/sh -e
#       $Id: rotate,v 1.6 1996/01/03 19:22:26 mycroft Exp $
[ -e commits.old ] || (
        [ -s commits ] || exit
        mv commits commits.old
        sleep 1
mail -s 'NetBSD master CVS tree commits' source-changes < commits.old
rm -f commits.old default, all commits are logged like:

umask 002; (echo ""; echo $USER; date; cat) >> $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commits

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