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On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:51:29 -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 >> >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. > Strange, I did a test via WinCvs and looked at the command line it produced: cvs admin "-m1.26:Testing group file handling\nNow adding extra line to message\nAnd another" -- AAAFile.txt (in directory F:\Engineering\Projects\Bosse\ModuleXX\) RCS file: /KORVkiosk/ModuleXX/AAAFile.txt,v done After this the log message is multiline... HTH /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)