[cvsnt] Re: Annotate Commands?

Jay j.javed at sherara.com
Sat May 22 07:17:01 BST 2004

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Because the software I was using was written to use the commands like 
that. I have no idea why, I'm a CVS virgin, and what I know about CVS 
could quite comfortably fit up a gnats nostril ;) It was possibly for 
cross platform compatibility. Anyway, I did actually manage to work out 
that command through a lengthy trawl through a manual. I did have a 
problem getting it to write to a file though, whenever I executed the 
command it worked fine, but if PHP executed the identical command, it 
didn't. But I managed to capture the raw output anyway and parse it, and 
I'm very pleased with the results. Thank you for the suggestion anyway. 
I didn't know you could use :local:, I had to manually encode the path 
as part of the command, so I can make thatr 'upgrade'. Cheers.


> I just might have been missing something in your specific scenario that 
> forbids using regular CVS commands but just out of interest: Why exactly 
> are you trying to use this complicated way of communicating with the CVS 
> server (i.e. via the cvs server command) anyway? Why don't you just do 
> something like:
> cvs -d:local:/Repository rannotate Cinema/Browser.php > temp.txt
> ???
> I would have thought that sending raw protocol data would only be 
> required if one was to write his/her own CVS client...
> Cheers,

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