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Re: Help: Protocol error: too many arguments

From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: Help: Protocol error: too many arguments
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 17:00:50 GMT

"Arthur Barrett" <address@hidden> wrote in message 
Quin An,

> My client is Concurrent Versions System
> (CVS) (client) on WinXP.

> Most people on XP use CVSNT (Free/GPL just like CVS).

> TortoiseCVS and WinCVS both include it as the default client.

Well, I get the exact same error when trying to commit large numbers of 
files in a single commit (like when I want to add/commit the latest version 
of Boost to my repository).  I use CVS 1.11.22 (the latest stable branch) on 
both server (FreeBSD) and client (Win32).  I don't use WinCVS (yuck) but 
TortoiseCVS also has the same problem.  At least now I can see that I am not 
the only one experiencing it.

I worked around the problem by writing a script (batch file) that 
recursively processes the folders and invokes a command (such as 'cvs ci -m 
"my commit message"').  This keeps the commits small enough to avoid the 
problem.  My batch file looks like this:

@echo off
if  "%1" == "" (
  echo Missing command.
  echo Syntax: recurse_do [command]
  goto :eof

for /D %%D in (*) do (
  if not "%%D" == "CVS" (
REM    echo Entering %%D...
    pushd %%D
    call recurse_do.bat %*
REM    echo Leaving %%D...

...which I invoke like this (from the top level folder)

recurse_do cvs ci -m "my commit message"

- Dennis

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