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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:43 PM

Hi All,

I am looking for some solution when some body will mark any file for delete in my work space or project folder then Perforce should send an alert message to defined person or group of people.

Is it possible in Perforce?

Thanks in Advance,

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:43 PM

You can write a command trigger where a script runs every time "p4 delete" is run.  The script would send an email (such as the Unix mail or mailx command).  See https://www.perforce...gers.order.html

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:26 AM

If you have an aversion to triggers, or have what you might consider too many triggers already (like I do), you could also perhaps just parse the server log(s) for 'user-delete'.

Better yet, enable the 'command' structured log because those are crazy-easy to parse.

If I wanted to do this where I work, we already ingest the command logs into Splunk so it would be easy to alert on that command.

I also routinely use our monitoring system (Zabbix) for tailing/grepping logs and sending alerts.

A trigger might be more versatile, though, if you're wanting to send alerts to different people when different paths have a delete action performed against them.
-Matt Janulewicz
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San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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