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RE: Loading files into CVS with a declared date

From: Schrum, Allan (Allan)
Subject: RE: Loading files into CVS with a declared date
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 08:49:33 -0500

Please take a look at the sccs2rcs.csh script (You can browse to this source
at ) which
converts SCCS files to RCS files. After the procedure you move the RCS files
into the CVS repository directly. While your tools are not SCCS, this script
will show you how to use the RCS ci tool to create entries with the correct
timestamp as well as create binary RCS files.

CVS uses the RCS file format, so there is no compatibility problem.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Oberman [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 6:03 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Loading files into CVS with a declared date

I hope this is not a FAQ. 

I have the job of transitioning a large archive from an in-house system
to CVS. I have all of the tools to do the maintenance of the repository,
but I need to load all of the historical data into my repository. I have
the time-stamps when these files were entered into my archive and the
change-log information.

Is there any way to force a commit to put a timestamp on a commit? Any
hacks to cvs to allow this? I guess what I want to do is:
cvs commit -D "1997-10-23 20:45" file, but there is no such command.

Any ideas?

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: address@hidden                  Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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