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@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[-A <author-conv-file>] [-p <options-for-cvsps>] [-P <file>]
[-C <git_repository>] [-z <fuzz>] [-i] [-k] [-u] [-s <subst>]
[-a] [-m] [-M <regex>] [-S <regex>] [-L <commitlimit>]
- [<CVS_module>]
+ [-r <remote>] [<CVS_module>]
DESCRIPTION
@@ -25,10 +25,12 @@ Splitting the CVS log into patch sets is done by 'cvsps'.
At least version 2.1 is required.
You should *never* do any work of your own on the branches that are
-created by git-cvsimport. The initial import will create and populate a
+created by git-cvsimport. By default initial import will create and populate a
"master" branch from the CVS repository's main branch which you're free
to work with; after that, you need to 'git merge' incremental imports, or
-any CVS branches, yourself.
+any CVS branches, yourself. It is advisable to specify a named remote via
+-r to separate and protect the incoming branches.
+
OPTIONS
-------
@@ -51,10 +53,19 @@ OPTIONS
The git repository to import to. If the directory doesn't
exist, it will be created. Default is the current directory.
+-r <remote>::
+ The git remote to import this CVS repository into.
+ Moves all CVS branches into remotes/<remote>/<branch>
+ akin to the git-clone --use-separate-remote option.
+
-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.
- Use this option if you want to import into a different branch.
+ When no remote is specified (via -r) the 'HEAD' branch
+ from CVS is imported to the 'origin' branch within the git
+ repository, as 'HEAD' already has a special meaning for git.
+ When a remote is specified the 'HEAD' branch is named
+ remotes/<remote>/master mirroring git-clone behaviour.
+ Use this option if you want to import into a different
+ branch.
+
Use '-o master' for continuing an import that was initially done by
the old cvs2git tool.