[cvsnt] Re: "non standard" RCS files

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Tue May 18 17:50:13 BST 2004

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Damien McKenna wrote:

> I'm attempting to migrate from CVSNT to Perforce but am having problems 
> with the conversion process (using cvs2p4), specifically Perforce is 
> telling me that I have non-standard RCS files.  Does anyone know of a 
> way to convert the ,v files to "standard" CVS format?  Failing that, is 
> there documentation of the current ,v file format so that I might adjust 
> the cvs2p4 converter myself?  Any help would be appreciated.
> PS I'm migrating to Perforce primarily due to the metadata versioning, 
> which I need for my job, but I still think CVSNT is awesome.

I'm not very knowledgeable about the differences between CVS and CVSNT 
RCS files, but IIRC CVSNT has a few additional fields and escapes one or 
two that had troubles with the 'standard' version and modern field 
values (e.g. spaces in usernames).

I don't have a direct answer for you though--Maybe you can get the 
author of cvs2p4 to update the tool to account for the differences?

Glen Starrett

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