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authorMartin Langhoff <>2005-08-16 05:39:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-08-16 19:09:33 (GMT)
commitabe0582207c72ec848e78707577c61a98f5c633d (patch)
treeb00f462cee5b02455abdbb476fa7c9e94a9fcb4c /Documentation
parentd920032042c9fb3de04db640afe8611dfd4b6c21 (diff)
[PATCH] Add -k kill keyword expansion option to git-cvsimport - revised
Early versions of git-cvsimport defaulted to using preexisting keyword expansion settings. This change preserves compatibility with existing cvs imports and allows new repository migrations to kill keyword expansion. After exploration of the different -k modes in the cvs protocol, we use -kk which kills keyword expansion wherever possible. Against the protocol spec, -ko and -kb will sometimes expand keywords. Should improve our chances of detecting merges and reduce imported repository size. Signed-off: Martin Langhoff <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsimport-script.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsimport-script.txt
index 07b288f..61713d8 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-cvsimport-script.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-cvsimport-script.txt
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git-cvsimport-script' [ -o <branch-for-HEAD> ] [ -h ] [ -v ]
[ -d <CVSROOT> ] [ -p <options-for-cvsps> ]
- [ -C <GIT_repository> ] [ -i ] [ <CVS_module> ]
+ [ -C <GIT_repository> ] [ -i ] [ -k ] [ <CVS_module> ]
@@ -38,6 +38,11 @@ OPTIONS
ensures the working directory and cache remain untouched and will
not create them if they do not exist.
+ Kill keywords: will extract files with -kk from the CVS archive
+ to avoid noisy changesets. Highly recommended, but off by default
+ to preserve compatibility with early imported trees.
-o <branch-for-HEAD>::
The 'HEAD' branch from CVS is imported to the 'origin' branch within
the git repository, as 'HEAD' already has a special meaning for git.