Cvs Problem Overview
Is there any way to list all the files that have changed between two tags in CVS?
Every time we do a release we apply a tag to all the files in that release. I want to find all the files that changed between releases.
It would also work if I could find all files that had changed between two dates.
Solution 1 - Cvs
I suppose this command would help:
cvs diff -N -c -r RELEASE_1_0 -r RELEASE_1_1 > diffs
RELEASE_1_1 are the names of your tags.
You can find a little more information on cvs diff command here
plus it should be fairly simple to create a script to make report more suitbable for your needs, ex: number of files changed, created deleted etc. As far as I know the most common cvs GUI tools (wincvs and tortoise) do not provide something like this out of the box.
Hope it helps
Solution 2 - Cvs
I prefer using
cvs rdiff -s -r RELEASE_1_0 -r RELEASE_1_1 module > diffs
rdiff does not require a sandbox;
-s gives you a summary of the changes.
Solution 3 - Cvs
To get the list of files between two dates using CVS:
cvs diff -N -c -D YYYY-MM-DD -D YYYY-MM-DD | grep "Index:" > diff.out
More information on accepted dates for the -D flag: http://docs.freebsd.org/info/cvs/cvs.info.Common_options.html
Solution 4 - Cvs
To get a list of files that have changed between one version and another using the standard cvs commands:
cvs -q log -NSR -rV-1-0-69::V-1-0-70 2>/dev/null >log.txt
Or alternatively, to get a list of commit comments just drop the
cvs -q log -NS -rV-1-0-69::V-1-0-70 2>/dev/null >log.txt
Where you replace
V-1-0-70 with the revisions you're comparing.
Solution 5 - Cvs
cvs log -d ">=DATE" -N -S -R > cvs.log
Solution 6 - Cvs
DLira's method gives a lot of detail, including all the changes.
To just get a list of files, this works:
cvs diff -N -c -r RELEASE_1_0 -r RELEASE_1_1 | grep "Index:" > diffs
Solution 7 - Cvs
The best tool I've found for this is a perl script called cvs2cl.pl. This can generate a change list in several different formats. It has many different options, but I've used the tag-to-tag options like this:
cvs2cl.pl --delta dev_release_1_2_3:dev_release_1_6_8
cvs2cl.pl --delta dev_release_1_2_3:HEAD
I have also done comparisons using dates with the same tool.