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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) Thanks. > 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/ > > The highest achievement possible is compassion.