[Baypiggies] handling timeouts, normal completion, or exceptions when interacting with CVS
cappy2112 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 04:36:29 CET 2006
Does anyone in the group have any experience with interacting with CVS from
I've written a script which will checkout files from CVS, however, I don' t
know how to check for normal completion, errors or exceptions.
There are many people using CVS for this massive project, so we can't just
switch to a source control which has better scripting abilities. We are
stuck with CVS, so please don't reply with "Don't use CVS"
self.__cvsCmd = "cvs update -A -C someArchiveName" # hard-coded for
hProcess = popen(self.__cvsCmd, "r") # will run the cvs command,
and checkout this module to the current directory
# how to check for errors?
except: # bad idea, but better than nothing for now
self.__FatalError = True
print"\nException was encountered while processing this cvs command
line %s\n" % self.__cvsCmd
I'm using 30 seconds for the sleep time, but what I would like to do is exit
this routine early, if the CVS command finishes before 30 seconds are up.
I don't know how to check if the cvs command has finised normally, or with
Does anyone have any suggestions how to handle erros or completion in a
process like this?
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