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Status Not under consideration
Categories ClearCase
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 20, 2018

Site method to disable default comments on directory check in

RFE:  Disable default CI comments on directories

Problem description and business impact

There is a default comment added to a directory during checkin.   It will add:  
'Added File Element "name"'

Example, note the check-in is "-nc", yet the comments are added.

> cleartool co -nc .
Checked out "." from version "/main/1".
> touch e f g h
> cleartool mkelem -nc -ci e f g h
Created element "e" (type "text_file").
Checked in "e" version "/main/1".
Created element "f" (type "text_file").
Checked in "f" version "/main/1".
Created element "g" (type "text_file").
Checked in "g" version "/main/1".
Created element "h" (type "text_file").
Checked in "h" version "/main/1".

> cleartool ci -nc .
Checked in "." version "/main/2".
> cleartool describe .
directory version ".@@/main/2"
  created 2018-04-16T19:44:47-04:00 by Stuart Poulin (spoulin.
  "Added file element "e".
   Added file element "f".
   Added file element "g".
   Added file element "h"."
  protected by rolemap: "DefaultRolemap"
  effective access for user "spoulin": Full
  Element Protection:
    User : spoulin  : rwx
    Group: users    : r-x
    Other:          : r-x
  element type: directory
  predecessor version: /main/1

It is often that tens of thousands of files are added during a clearfsimport.  These default comments get huge and are not usable.
The request would be for this automatic comment to be turned off.

The are huge amounts of comments generated by ClearCase which have to
be stored in the VOB.

A cleartool diff -pre will give the same information as the comments
ClearCase is automatically adding.

A temp workaround is to create a simple text file and use it for the
cleartool ci -cfile "simple_comment.txt" 

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 119139
RFE Product Rational ClearCase