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Re: cvs log: incorrect usage?

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: cvs log: incorrect usage?
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:38:04 -0500

coach24 wrote:
> If my repository is /usr/local/cvs, am I not supposed to be able to do
> this:
> cvs log /usr/local/cvs/project/,v
> I get the *PANIC* administration files missing error every time.  There
> is a CVS directory for that project.  This command doesn't work on two
> different machines in three different repositories.  What gives?

ClueX4 yourself until you no longer feel the need to use commands directly
on the repository files after you set it up, with _one_ exception the backup
routine. :)

> Now, if the cvs log command is only supposed to be used in checked out
> sandboxes, fine. 

This is a true statement.

> What can I do then to be able to parse repository
> files for tags?

In a sandbox:
cvs log |grep -A25 "symbolic names:"

everything between "symbolic names:" and "keyword substitution:" is a
relationship between a tag and a file revision.
Does this help?

> Thanks for your help,
> Bob
> PS cvs history on the same pathname works just fine.
um, don't do that either. :)
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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