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SubjectRe: Changelogs on
On Mon, May 13, 2002 at 05:29:23PM +0200, Tomas Szepe wrote:
> > BK reporting is keyed off of somehing called "dspecs" (for data
> > specification). They are a lot like a primitive printf format.
> > The default dspec for changes is
> >
> > ":DPN:@:I:, :Dy:-:Dm:-:Dd: :T::TZ:, :P:$if(:HT:){@:HT:}\n$each(:C:){ (:C:)\n}$each(:TAG:){ TAG: (:TAG:)\n}\n"
> Nice!
> The idea with the perl script was, I reckon, to merely provide a tool
> thru which people could pipe the standard linux 2.5 ChangeLog and get
> an output that suits their own eye. Something like
> $ wget -q
> $ cat ChangeLog-2.5.16| CMODE=1 /usr/src/linux/scripts/| less

That's cool by me, perl is the language of choice here. If I could have
embedded perl into the dspecs, I would have :) If you get to the point
where you want more information from the changelogs than is there, just
remember there is probably a way to get it easily.

Larry McVoy lm at
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