serena pvcs professional Questions

We are having 20 named licenses and usually we run out of them, our company does not want to purchase more licenses, so is there any command to clear named licenses from license manager. I want to write a small script for the same.


I am attempting to automate a checkout process of a large group of files using Serena PVCS Version Manager version 8.2.10 en_US (build 150). Each of these files' names are unique, and using the Filename pattern option doesnt allow us to selct the exact list of the multiple files we need to check out, there is nothing common about these.

Currently we have a project database with a project that contains over 2000 files each with an average of 5 to 10 revisions per file. In a few months time, my CM team will be getting requests to check out (then check in) of over 200 to 500 of these files (or more) for a major update of code that needs to happen.

Is there ANY way to use a script, for example, to check out all files that match a list of these files that correspond with a version label (or latest revision), then use this script to add a comment to this large list of checked out files as well?

I noticed there is a > Tool Configuration option under the Admin menu option. Can this let us check out and comment locked revisions en-masse, or is there another alternative??

If anyone can reply within the next few days, this will help us heaps of time at work, and save us having to check out hundreds of files, 10 to 20 files at a time and comment them manually. Please help! :(

PVCS Tracker used to do the same to me. I tried the below steps and it worked like a charm.

What I did is below:

Turning off Refresh (this will improve PVCS Tracker response time ):
Open the following file:C:\WINDOWS\PVCSTRK.INI
Add the following two lines:
Save the file..

By [email protected] - August 11, 20111 Answer

I need a favour. I want to automate my build on the build sever using shell scripts. Since the build server is a Windows box, I have installed Cygwin on it. Now I want to install PVCS on cygwin such that I will get PVCS commands to checkout the source from PVCS repositroy.



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