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"Siegfried Heintze" <siegfried at heintze.com> wrote in message news:mailman.2162.1098114448.21094.cvsnt at cvsnt.org... > > I'm running CVSNT and emacs. I want to put my c:\.emacs in a repository. See > "More details" below if your interested in history. When I try Matt's > command c-u c-x v v rcs it never gets to prompt me for the "rcs". Instead I > get a dialog box that says "Something bad happened to CVSNT. Do you want a > crash dump". I say no and then I get a dialog box about an accvio. I had a similar problem. My solution was to rename cvsnt/rcsdiff and cvsnt/co, since the behavior of the programs is different from the identically-named programs in the rcs distribution. > I have discovered, however, that I can use the command line commands for rcs > "co" and "ci" to keep track of my revisions for .emacs. Yes, that should work. But only if rcs/co is first in your path (or you've renamed cvsnt/co, as above). > It would be nicer to be able to check in and check out from emacs using RCS. > It would be even nicer to use CVSNT on my c:\.emacs. This works for me. You just have to register the file first: C-u C-x v v > Oh, and incidently, when I try c-x v b, I get the message "no other back end > to switch to". That is strange! RCS is obviously installed and working. You must register the file with RCS first. See the command above. > When I tried to create a repository in my top level directory cvs.exe failed > with some horrible error message. I had posted that error message earlier in > this mailing list and received no response. Previous to that (as per the > suggestion on this mailing list) I posted a query in the emacs forum on how > to put the .emacs under version control. No luck. I had even tried to use > Cygwin (I'm running windows 2003 server) "ln" command to create a link but > had no luck (I posted in the Cygwin mailing list but no luck there either). I was able to put .emacs under RCS version control without a problem. Just make sure that vc is finding the right binaries. I have cvsnt in my path first, then rcs. This causes a conflict, since cvsnt/rcsdiff and cvsnt/co behave differently, so I renamed them (no problem since vc doesn't use them anyway, when CVS is the backend). > -----Original Message----- > From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of > Matthew Heaney > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:39 AM > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Re: rcsdiff -q > > > "Torsten Martinsen" <torsten at tiscali.dk> wrote in message > news:mailman.2047.1097679461.21094.cvsnt at cvsnt.org... > > Matthew Heaney wrote: > > > > I don't understand why you say that Emacs wants it. Standard out-of-the > > box Emacs will automatically use CVS as the backend when there is a CVS > > directory, and this works fine. Why is it that you want to switch > > backend to RCS? > > Yes, but I'm only using CVS for remote updates. (See > http://charles.tigris.org/.) > > I am frequently away from a network (either in a car, or on a plane, or in a > airport, etc), and I need a way to keep track of local changes to source > until I can get back on a network. > > Emacs vc mode allows you to change backends, so you can use RCS while you're > off network. When you get back on network, then you switch back to CVS, and > check in your local changes. > > See the vc commands: > > C-u C-x v v rcs > > and > > C-x v b > > Perhaps it is possible to use CVSNT for keep track of local changes, too, > but I have never used CVS this way. (The CVSNT service isn't even > installed, so I don't know whether a "local CVS" backend would even be > possible for me.) > > > _______________________________________________ > cvsnt mailing list > cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs >