[Buildbot-devel] receiving a sendchange message: getting the list of changed files

Amber Yust ayust at yelp.com
Sat Jun 11 02:34:04 UTC 2011

Use a property for that. (--property).

~Amber (sent from Droid, please forgive any typos!)
On Jun 10, 2011 4:38 PM, "Matthew Morse" <matt at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have one builder that runs a bunch of steps that result in a product in
an output directory. That builder then sends a sendchange message to another
buildmaster to cause it to run tests on that output directory.
> Initially, the output directory had a well known name, but now it changes
with each commit. So, I want to add that directory name information to the
sendchange message and have the receiving buildmaster get the name from the
> So, the message (in a ShellCommand step) looks like:
> buildbot sendchange --master some.server.com:9977 --auth <name:pwd> --who
<initiating builder> output_directory
> The output_directory path is sent in the message, but I don't (after much
doc perusal and googling) understand how to get that directory information
in the receiving buildmaster.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> -- Matt
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