[cvsnt] import command - and comments

pdfeeny at aep.com pdfeeny at aep.com
Thu Mar 26 18:06:54 GMT 2009

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Hi Mike,

You can either specify the CVSROOT on the command line (cvs -d 
:sspi:cvs-server:/repository) or set the CVSROOT environment variable (set 



cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 03/26/2009 01:55:56 PM:

> To Bo and Paul - thank you so much for your replies to my posts. Newbies
> can be a pain - I understand.
> What I had to do with this CVS thing, is go backwards a few steps before
> moving forward. RTFM.  Even though the documentation is not well suited 
> Windoze users, it really helped me understand what CVS is, what it 
> do, and the basics of how to use it. More importantly - what we need it
> for and why we are going to use it.  I was operating under some
> misunderstandings about how CVS funtions.  I am not totally there yet of
> course, but working on it.
> I now have a repository setup and initialized. I can connect because I'm
> getting an error that says repository exists - but is empty - and of
> course it is empty because I have not imported anything into it yet.
> I am having trouble understanding the syntax of the import command.
> I have a directory with all the code in various subdirectories that I
> would like to CVS. Lets say this directory is c:\mystuff.
> My repository is under c:/cvsrepos/test.
> In a dos window I navigate to mystuff - then type the following:
> import -m "import code first time" mystuff/test WW start
> As I understand it - "import code first time" is simply a comment on the
> import - then should come what you would like to import - everything 
> mystuff, then putting it into /test with the final two arguments being 
> company initials or the Vtag and start a kind of default Rtag.
> I get the following error message:
> No CVS Root specified! Please use the -d option.
> CVS [import aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable
> Any help appreciated.
> Later today I'm going to go get the O'Reilly CVS book.
> Thanks.
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