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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 CVSROOT=:sspi:cvs-server:/repository). HTH Paul 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 to > Windoze users, it really helped me understand what CVS is, what it should > 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 under > mystuff, then putting it into /test with the final two arguments being the > 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. > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > > Upgrade to CVS Suite for more features and support: http://march- > hare.com/cvsnt/