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Can I watch an ant glob using the fisheye watchers plugin?

It seems that i can... meaning I can configure it, but it doesn't seem to work.

My goal is to specify the .sln file on all branches. I also want to watch **/*proj and a few others.

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Lukasz Pater Atlassian Team Mar 26, 2013

Hi Kevin,

Unfortunately, the way checking watches is built currently it isn't possible to define watches for wildcards and antglobs.

As you've noticed it would be possible to create the watches you want using a constraint, but you can't currently do it from the plugin UI. The rest endpoint does accept them however, so you can do something like:

curl -u admin:admin -X PUT -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '[{"repository":"samplegit","user":"admin","path":"","constraint":"fileExtension=sln"}]' http://localhost:6060/foo/rest/fisheye-watchers-plugin/1.0/watches

to add a watch with a constraint.

For the available constraints see the 'Filter commits' option in the repository changelog. Additionally the 'fileName' constraint is matched by prefix, so it'll match all the commits with files starting with the given string.

what happens if a users has already set a watch (using normal watch feature) for him/herself? Would this be overwritten by the admin based settings? Also, it seems the plugin does only support EIDs and not real user names.

You can't use antglobs in Path, but you should be able to use Constraints:


I see there is a contraint column... how does one edit it from the UI? I can enter the path... but at a loss how I'd add a constraint.

I guess that's a missing feature in the plugin. You can add constraints the normal way (apply filter to changelog and watch it)

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