[cvsnt] Invalid CVS Handle

Boyd Meier boyd.meier at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 23:47:53 BST 2007

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I've seen this from Tortoise if there are a lot of files being processed by
the command.  I suspect that the maximum command line length is probably
being exceeded, causing the process creation to fail.  What version of TCVS
are you using, and about how many files are being processed by the command?


On 10/2/07, John Cole <john.cole at uai.com> wrote:
> I have a user who has run into the following problem. We are running an
> older version of CVSNT, but haven't run into any issues till now:
> Concurrent
> Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 (client/server) on
> windows 2003 server. The system has been up for 2 years and the drives are
> not full. Googling the error hasn't been helpful so far, at least with the
> obvious search terms. The user has been able to commit files before and
> after getting this error.
> The path seems to be well under the 248 char windows limit, so I'm not
> sure
> what could be causing the problem.  We are using TortoiseCVS as a front
> end,
> could this be an issue there?  I haven't had the heart to try and explain
> the command line to the user yet, and was hoping to avoid that if
> possible.
> Any insight would be appreciated.
> Here is the error we are getting:
> -----------------------------
> Trouble launching the CVS process:
> "C:\Program Files\CVSNT\cvs.exe" -q commit -m
> File1
> File2
> Etc...
> On folder: C:\Source\project
> The Handle is invalid.
> Please check there is a cvs.exe in the same folder as TortoiseCVS or on
> the
> path.
> -----------------------------
> Thanks,
> John
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