[cvsnt] import command - and comments

Mike Kay mikekay at channelk.ca
Thu Mar 26 18:47:34 GMT 2009

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I entered this:

set cvsroot=:sspi:username:/test

It seemed to work as I got no error messages.

Now I try the import command: cvs import -m "comments" mystuff/test WW start

Here is what I get:
Invalid option -m

(now bald from pulling hair out)


> 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).
> 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.
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