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authorMatthias Urlichs <smurf@kiste.(none)>2005-06-28 19:11:23 (GMT)
committerMatthias Urlichs <smurf@kiste.(none)>2005-06-28 19:11:23 (GMT)
commite694dbabbfdb847d6adb33c33ea188b5a8f0c175 (patch)
tree8792ac2bfd06aa0f1247c9d0bd37b713ab1e7ed0 /Documentation
parent465416694a98a8f071abf6290c9a2a48d9789a98 (diff)
Document the new migration tool
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diff --git a/Documentation/cvs-migration.txt b/Documentation/cvs-migration.txt
index 4e2c452..da9d63e 100644
--- a/Documentation/cvs-migration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cvs-migration.txt
@@ -63,19 +63,35 @@ Once you've gotten (and installed) cvsps, you may or may not want to get
any more familiar with it, but make sure it is in your path. After that,
the magic command line is
- git cvsimport <cvsroot> <module>
+ git cvsimport -d <cvsroot> <module> <destination>
which will do exactly what you'd think it does: it will create a git
-archive of the named CVS module. The new archive will be created in a
-subdirectory named <module>.
+archive of the named CVS module. The new archive will be created in the
+subdirectory named <destination>; it'll be created if it doesn't exist.
+Default is the local directory.
It can take some time to actually do the conversion for a large archive
since it involves checking out from CVS every revision of every file,
and the conversion script can be reasonably chatty, but on some not very
-scientific tests it averaged about eight revisions per second, so a
+scientific tests it averaged about twenty revisions per second, so a
medium-sized project should not take more than a couple of minutes. For
larger projects or remote repositories, the process may take longer.
+After the import is done, do this:
+ cp .git/refs/heads/<branch> .git/refs/heads/master
+ git-read-tree
+ git-checkout-cache -q -f -u -a
+The head branch is named "origin" by default; you can change that using
+the '-o' option to "git cvsimport".
+The import is incremental, i.e. if you call it again next month it'll
+fetch any CVS updates that have been happening in the meantime. You can
+then merge those updates into your main branch:
+ cg-merge <branch>
Emulating CVS behaviour