I was curious if there was a way to add a hook or something into CVS so that when you commit a text file or into CVS, it will add a certain string at the end of the file?

For example, say something like: "Committed by Joe Schmoe on 03/11/2010"

  • You don't want to modify files mid-commit, behind the users back. Tell us what you're trying to do, and we'll tell you how to do it reliably. – Alex Holst Apr 2 '10 at 17:02

The usual way to do something like that is CVS keyword expansion: http://cvsbook.red-bean.com/cvsbook.html#Using%20Keyword%20Expansion

A small drawback is, that you'll have the $ signs in the file, but many people are used to this convention.

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