path: root/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt
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authorFrank Lichtenheld <>2007-04-06 21:52:40 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-04-06 23:46:06 (GMT)
commit407049c59e0ac58076664981fde61e606a70686b (patch)
tree8e8b184196c86fb6d33baf2728366c7a6a30dda5 /Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt
parentedbe4466746e577418b48922003a2c8a9cb55bee (diff)
cvsimport: Improve documentation of CVSROOT and CVS module determination
Document the fact that git-cvsimport tries to find out CVSROOT from CVS/Root and $ENV{CVSROOT} and CVS_module from CVS/Repository. Also use ` ` syntax for all filenames for consistency. Signed-off-by: Frank Lichtenheld <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt
index 8374d90..6a0821a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt
@@ -35,7 +35,9 @@ OPTIONS
-d <CVSROOT>::
The root of the CVS archive. May be local (a simple path) or remote;
currently, only the :local:, :ext: and :pserver: access methods
- are supported.
+ are supported. If not given, git-cvsimport will try to read it
+ from `CVS/Root`. If no such file exists, it checks for the
+ `CVSROOT` environment variable.
-C <target-dir>::
The git repository to import to. If the directory doesn't
@@ -87,6 +89,8 @@ If you need to pass multiple options, separate them with a comma.
The CVS module you want to import. Relative to <CVSROOT>.
+ If not given, git-cvsimport tries to read it from
+ `CVS/Repository`.
Print a short usage message and exit.
@@ -124,7 +128,7 @@ git-cvsimport will make it appear as those authors had
their GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL set properly
all along.
-For convenience, this data is saved to $GIT_DIR/cvs-authors
+For convenience, this data is saved to `$GIT_DIR/cvs-authors`
each time the -A option is provided and read from that same
file each time git-cvsimport is run.