VChacks -- Tools for RCS and CVS

VChacks is a collection of little scripts, in Perl and Python, for manipulating RCS and CVS working directories and repositories. For a while, I found myself spending enough time on these meta-hacks (software to help me write and release software) that I finally decided I should share them with the world. The VChacks are:

Currently, the only way to get your hands on the VChacks is via CVS; the above links will get you the latest version of each script. Or visit the project CVS page for details. One of these days I'll get around to making a proper release of the package.

Note that several of the tools rely on a Perl library I developed when I worked at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), called appropriately enough the MNI Perl Library. While this is a handy set of tools for writing glorified shell scripts in Perl (which is what I did an awful lot of when I worked at the MNI), it's a fair chunk of code to require for these little tools -- so I plan on phasing out the dependencies on the MNI Perl Library over time. For now, though, if you really want to run check_release or tag_release, you'll need to download and install it. (Don't worry, it's pure Perl and installation is a snap.)

Greg Ward
Montreal, Canada

Created: 18 May 2000
Updated: 4 Aug 2001
Tweaked: 4 Aug 2001