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Re: Copyright notices - update everything to 2006?

From: Michael W Thelen <mike_at_pietdepsi.com>
Date: 2006-01-10 23:58:25 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Well, changing the copyright year in a file that doesn't contain any
> "real" changes is, strictly speaking, a lie. The "noise in the patch"
> consists of one changed line changed file per year... and it really
> shouldn't be that hard to write a hook that checks the copyright date.
> Not that I have time to write such a hook, of course... :(

A little while back, I wrote a hook script to check some file content,
including requiring that certain files have a copyright header
containing the current year. Here's the script.


I wouldn't say it's polished, but it works. It currently checks .java,
.c, .cpp, and .h files under "/engineering" in the repository, but could
be easily modified to be more generic.

Michael W Thelen
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