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"Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net> wrote in message news:bj4foh$dv0$1 at sisko.local.nodomain.org... > > WinCVS does it somehow for "cvs commit -m "foo\n foo"" right? > The problem is that in a console window or batch file the newline > character is treated as a command delimiter. If you use the > CreateProcess API to invoke CVS there is no problem embedding line > feeds (unescaped) in the commandline string and cvs.exe seems to accept > this without problems AFAICT. > > I haven't looked at the code yet but I assume WinCvs just displays the > \n for the command dump and really uses CR LF... > > That said, I have no idea how to really do it from the commandline or a > batch file and don't know if it is possible at all. When I've wanted to embed newlines in comments with cvs admin -m, I've resorted to using a version of zsh for Windows http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/: #cvs admin -m1.4:"This is the first line of a comment. dquote> And a second. dquote> " file.txt RCS file: /cvs/module/file.txt,v done Cheers, John