[cvsnt] Weird problem with commit; nothing known about -m?

Jason Cipriani jason.cipriani at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 03:38:58 BST 2008

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I have CVSNT 2.5.03 on Windows XP SP3. I have this problem where, when
I try to commit a certain complicated project, I get an error like

cvs server: nothing known about '-m'
cvs [server aborted]: Couldn't open RCS file /cvsrepo/The log message.
,v: Invalid argument

For some reason it's trying to open my log file message as a file
(weird). It then appears that the ",v" at the end of CVS filenames is
somehow being interpreted as a command line argument. Commit works
fine for other projects, I do not know what is special about this one.
None of my filenames have spaces or non-alphanumeric characters in
them (aside from underscores, and a period before the extension).

Now we're kind of dead in the water because I can't check this code
in. What is the problem and how do I solve it?

It is the exact same problem as this guy:


I have not found a solution and, unfortunately, none is posted there.


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