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I did try \n and the sequence was treated as part of the message. i.e. the log reads: line1\nline2\nline3 Also -mRev is only required if you are not using the currently checked out revision. -m by itself will use the checked out revision. Randy McCharles SMART Technologies Inc. Senior Software Developer Tel. 403.802.3347 Fax 403.229.2531 randymccharles at smarttech.com http://www.smarttech.com Bringing people and ideas together.(tm) -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of Bo Berglund Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:38 PM To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: Re: [cvsnt] multi-line msg on comman line On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 23:35:18 +0200, Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote: >On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:58:28 -0600, "Randy McCharles" ><RandyMcCharles at smarttech.com> wrote: > >>I've looked through various documentation and searched the web, but can't seem to find a reference to this subject. >> >>When doing a >> >> cvs admin -m"log message" file >> >>is there a way to insert a multi line comment? >> >>cvs commit invokes and editor to enter multiple lines, but admin doesn't seem to. >> >>We use cvs admin -m to correct check-in comments. >> > >Use the \n escape: > > cvs admin -m"log message\nwith multiple lines\ embedded" file > Actually according to the docs it should be: cvs admin -mRev:"log message" file in this case: cvs admin -m1.15:"log message\nwith multiple lines\ embedded" file HTH /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden) _______________________________________________ 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