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GIT-CVSEXPORTCOMMIT(1)           Git Manual           GIT-CVSEXPORTCOMMIT(1)

NAME         top

       git-cvsexportcommit - Export a single commit to a CVS checkout

SYNOPSIS         top

       git cvsexportcommit [-h] [-u] [-v] [-c] [-P] [-p] [-a] [-d cvsroot]
               [-w cvsworkdir] [-W] [-f] [-m msgprefix] [PARENTCOMMIT] COMMITID

DESCRIPTION         top

       Exports a commit from Git to a CVS checkout, making it easier to
       merge patches from a Git repository into a CVS repository.
       Specify the name of a CVS checkout using the -w switch or execute it
       from the root of the CVS working copy. In the latter case GIT_DIR
       must be defined. See examples below.
       It does its best to do the safe thing, it will check that the files
       are unchanged and up to date in the CVS checkout, and it will not
       autocommit by default.
       Supports file additions, removals, and commits that affect binary
       If the commit is a merge commit, you must tell git cvsexportcommit
       what parent the changeset should be done against.

OPTIONS         top

           Commit automatically if the patch applied cleanly. It will not
           commit if any hunks fail to apply or there were other problems.
           Be pedantic (paranoid) when applying patches. Invokes patch with
           Add authorship information. Adds Author line, and Committer (if
           different from Author) to the message.
           Set an alternative CVSROOT to use. This corresponds to the CVS -d
           parameter. Usually users will not want to set this, except if
           using CVS in an asymmetric fashion.
           Force the merge even if the files are not up to date.
           Force the parent commit, even if it is not a direct parent.
           Prepend the commit message with the provided prefix. Useful for
           patch series and the like.
           Update affected files from CVS repository before attempting
           Reverse CVS keyword expansion (e.g. $Revision:$ becomes
           $Revision$) in working CVS checkout before applying patch.
           Specify the location of the CVS checkout to use for the export.
           This option does not require GIT_DIR to be set before execution
           if the current directory is within a Git repository. The default
           is the value of cvsexportcommit.cvsdir.
           Tell cvsexportcommit that the current working directory is not
           only a Git checkout, but also the CVS checkout. Therefore, Git
           will reset the working directory to the parent commit before


           The default location of the CVS checkout to use for the export.

EXAMPLES         top

       Merge one patch into CVS
               $ export GIT_DIR=~/project/.git
               $ cd ~/project_cvs_checkout
               $ git cvsexportcommit -v <commit-sha1>
               $ cvs commit -F .msg <files>
       Merge one patch into CVS (-c and -w options). The working directory
       is within the Git Repo
                       $ git cvsexportcommit -v -c -w ~/project_cvs_checkout <commit-sha1>
       Merge pending patches into CVS automatically — only if you really
       know what you are doing
               $ export GIT_DIR=~/project/.git
               $ cd ~/project_cvs_checkout
               $ git cherry cvshead myhead | sed -n 's/^+ //p' | xargs -l1 git cvsexportcommit -c -p -v

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Git 2.7.0.rc1.5.gf3a             12/17/2015           GIT-CVSEXPORTCOMMIT(1)

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