I've started to put together some commonly used/requested scripts both to provide examples of good scripting using P4Ruby and also to solve some common problems in what I hope is an efficient way.
I hope that over time, this will grow into a fairly broad range of resources for Perforce users.
If you have any problems or questions with these scripts you can contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. These scripts are not supported by Perforce Software, but by me personally. I'll answer questions as quickly as I can.
These are some example trigger scripts. The documentation for all of these scripts is available here.
|P4Triggers.rb||A generalised framework for implementing Perforce triggers used by all of the other scripts. If you're going to use these scripts at all, you'll need this file to be installed in the same directory as the scripts themselves.|
|checkjob.rb||Ensures that all changelists are associated with a job before they can be submitted. This is the simplest example of using the P4Triggers.rb framework.|
|checktype.rb||Ensures that new files being added/branched have the correct Perforce filetypes. Whilst "p4 typemap" goes a long way towards ensuring filetype consistency, it's easily overridden. Since a user cannot override a trigger, sysadmins who want more enforcement may want to use this trigger.|
|checkcase.rb||Script to ensure that new files being added/branched respect the case of existing directories in the path. For example, if //depot/test/fileA already exists, then this script will reject an attempt to add //depot/TEST/fileB or //Depot/test/fileB for that matter.
This is very useful if you have Windows clients or if your Perforce server runs on Windows. In an all Unix environment it's not so much of a problem.
|Post-Submit (Commit) Triggers (2004.2 and later)|
|autointeg.rb||A script for keeping a slave branch in sync with its master. Whenever a change is submitted to the master branch, it's automatically propagated to the slave via this commit trigger. The files that are integrated can be limited both by the trigger spec, and by the branch spec used.|
|defaultclient.rb||A small script to ensure that the default client view for all new clients that are created are based on the view of an existing template client. This allows system administrators to define a default client mapping only a small section of the depot, and by default that's all new users will see when they create their clients.|
General Purpose Scripts
These are some useful non-trigger scripts
|integrename.rb||A script to integrate changes using a branch view and attempt to follow renames in both the source and target branches.|
|oldclients.rb||A script to find the oldest <n> clients - useful to locate candidates for deletion.|
|reversechange.rb||A script to back out a specified change. Handles many cases, but may be defeated by older changes. See the notes in the script for more information.|
- Change 7564 tony_smith@tony_smith-barney-public
- Bug fix: when a rename is pure the script would still delete the
target file instead of leaving it alone. We really only need to handle
integrates where the content of the file changes - pure name changes
in the source are not an issue for us since the whole point of the
script is not to propagate them.
This change ensures that in the case of a file branched due to a
rename, the branch and the associated delete are both reverted.
Also took out the -I flag to integ, which is archaic now.
- Change 6437 tony_smith@tony_smith-barney-public
- Update P4Ruby Library scripts to support Perforce P4Ruby 2007.3
rather than my old public depot P4Ruby.
- Change 5881 tony_smith@tony_smith-barney-public
- Optimizations for checkcase.rb: add caching for path lookups so
we don't end up looking up the same directory more than once. Also
include negative lookups - those where no matching path was
found in the cache. This brings the overhead of check new, large
branches down to a few commands.
- Change 5854 tony_smith@tony_smith-barney-public
- Bug fix: checking the case of files was broken because of clumsy
re-use of a variable name in the mismatch_depot method. Thanks to
Markus Spies at IDS Scheer.
- Change 5837 tony_smith@tony_smith-barney-public
- Add support for branches downgraded to add in integrename.rb
(thanks to Martin Gamwell Davids). Also added some code to output
the detected mappings so they can be added to the branch view. The
script doesn't add them automatically since it's complicated to work
out which side of the view the source/dest paths should be and the
user may not want the entries added anyway. At least this way, they
can see what they are.
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