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       cvs2svn - convert a CVS repository into a Subversion repository


       cvs2svn [OPTION]... --options=PATH


       Create  a  new  Subversion  repository  based  on  the  version  history  stored  in a CVS
       repository. Each CVS commit will be mirrored in the Subversion repository, including  such
       information as date of commit and id of the committer.

       CVS-REPOS-PATH  is  the filesystem path of the part of the CVS repository that you want to
       convert.  It is not possible to convert a CVS repository to which  you  only  have  remote
       access;  see  the  FAQ  for  more information.  This path doesn't have to be the top level
       directory of a CVS repository; it can point at a project within  a  repository,  in  which
       case  only that project will be converted.  This path or one of its parent directories has
       to contain a subdirectory called CVSROOT (though the CVSROOT directory can be empty).

       Multiple CVS repositories can be converted into a single Subversion repository in a single
       run of cvs2svn, but only by using an --options file.



              Read the conversion options from path instead of from the command line. This option
              allows far more conversion flexibility than can be achieved using the  command-line
              alone.  See the documentation for more information. Only the following command-line
              options are  allowed  in  combination  with  --options:  -h/--help,  --help-passes,
              --version,  -v/--verbose,  -q/--quiet,  -p/--pass/--passes,  --dry-run,  --profile,
              --trunk-only, --encoding, and --fallback-encoding. Options  are  processed  in  the
              order specified on the command line.


       -s path, --svnrepos=path
              Write  the  output  of the conversion into a Subversion repository located at path.
              This option causes a new Subversion repository to be created  at  path  unless  the
              --existing-svnrepos option is also used.

              Load  the  converted CVS repository into an existing Subversion repository, instead
              of creating a new repository. (This option  should  be  used  in  combination  with
              -s/--svnrepos.)  The  repository  must  either  be  empty  or contain no paths that
              overlap with those that will result from the conversion. Please note that you  need
              write permission for the repository files.

              Pass --fs-type=type to "svnadmin create" when creating a new repository.

              Pass --bdb-txn-nosync to "svnadmin create" when creating a new BDB-style Subversion

              Pass opt to "svnadmin create" when creating a new  Subversion  repository  (can  be
              specified multiple times to pass multiple options).

              Just  produce  a dumpfile; don't commit to an SVN repository. Write the dumpfile to

              Do not create a repository or a dumpfile; just print the details  of  what  cvs2svn
              would do if it were really converting your repository.


              Convert only trunk commits, not tags nor branches.

              Use  encoding  as the encoding for filenames, log messages, and author names in the
              CVS repos. This option may be specified multiple times, in which case the encodings
              are    tried    in    order    until    one    succeeds.    Default:   ascii.   See
     for a  list  of  other  standard

              If  none  of  the encodings specified with --encoding succeed in decoding an author
              name or log message, then fall back to using encoding in lossy 'replace' mode.  Use
              of  this  option  may  cause  information  to  be  lost, but at least it allows the
              conversion to run to completion. This option  only  affects  the  encoding  of  log
              messages  and  author names; there is no fallback encoding for filenames. (By using
              an --options file, it is possible to specify a fallback  encoding  for  filenames.)
              Default: disabled.

              If a file appears both inside an outside of the CVS attic, retain the attic version
              in an SVN subdirectory called 'Attic'. (Normally this situation  is  treated  as  a
              fatal error.)

              Set  the top-level path to use for trunk in the Subversion repository.  The default
              is trunk.

              Set the top-level path to use  for  branches  in  the  Subversion  repository.  The
              default is branches.

              Set  the  top-level path to use for tags in the Subversion repository.  The default
              is tags.

              Treat empty  subdirectories  within  the  CVS  repository  as  actual  directories,
              creating  them  when  the parent directory is created and removing them if and when
              the parent directory is pruned.

              When all files are deleted from a directory in  the  Subversion  repository,  don't
              delete the empty directory (the default is to delete any empty directories).

              Prevent the creation of commits that affect files on multiple branches at once.


              Transform  RCS/CVS symbol names before entering them into Subversion.  pattern is a
              Python regexp pattern that is matches against the entire symbol  name;  replacement
              is a replacement using Python's regexp reference syntax. You may specify any number
              of these options; they will be applied in the order given on the command line.

              Read symbol conversion hints from path. The format of  path  is  the  same  as  the
              format  output  by  --write-symbol-info,  namely  a text file with four whitespace-
              separated columns: project-id, symbol, conversion, and parent-lod-name.  project-id
              is  the  numerical  ID of the project to which the symbol belongs, counting from 0.
              project-id can be set to '.' if project-specificity is not needed.  symbol-name  is
              the  name of the symbol being specified. conversion specifies how the symbol should
              be converted, and can be one of  the  values  'branch',  'tag',  or  ´exclude'.  If
              conversion  is  '.',  then  this  rule does not affect how the symbol is converted.
              parent-lod-name is the name of the symbol from which this symbol should sprout,  or
              '.trunk.'  if the symbol should sprout from trunk. If parent-lod-name is omitted or
              '.', then this rule does not affect the preferred parent of this symbol.  The  file
              may  contain  blank  lines  or  comment  lines  (lines  whose  first non-whitespace
              character is '#').

              Specify how to convert ambiguous symbols (those that appear in the CVS  archive  as
              both  branches  and  tags).  opt  must  be  'heuristic'  (decide  how to treat each
              ambiguous symbol based on whether it was used more often as a branch/tag  in  CVS),
              'strict'  (no  default;  every  ambiguous  symbol has to be resolved manually using
              --force-branch, --force-tag, or --exclude), 'branch' (treat every ambiguous  symbol
              as  a  branch), 'tag' (treat every ambiguous symbol as a tag), or 'exclude' (do not
              convert ambiguous symbols). The default is 'heuristic'.

              Force symbols whose names match regexp to be branches.  regexp must match the whole
              symbol name.

              Force  symbols  whose  names  match  regexp to be tags. regexp must match the whole
              symbol name.

              Exclude branches and tags whose names match regexp from the conversion. regexp must
              match the whole symbol name.

              Do  not  exclude branches that were only used for a single import. (By default such
              branches are excluded because they are usually created by the inappropriate use  of
              cvs import.)


              Set  the default username to name when cvs2svn needs to generate a commit for which
              CVS does not record the original username. This happens when a  branch  or  tag  is
              created. The default is to use no author at all for such commits.

              Specify  a  file  in  the  format  of  Subversion's config file, whose [auto-props]
              section can be used  to  set  arbitrary  properties  on  files  in  the  Subversion
              repository  based  on  their  filenames.  (The  [auto-props] section header must be
              present; other  sections  of  the  config  file,  including  the  enable-auto-props
              setting,  are  ignored.)   Filenames  are  matched  to  the filename patterns case-

              Specify an apache-style mime.types file for setting svn:mime-type.

              For files that don't have the kb expansion mode but have a known mime type, set the
              eol-style  based on the mime type. For such files, set svn:eol-style to "native" if
              the mime type begins with "text/", and leave it unset (i.e.,  no  EOL  translation)
              otherwise.  Files  with  unknown  mime  types are not affected by this option. This
              option has no effect unless the --mime-types option is also specified.

              Set svn:eol-style to style for files that don't have the CVS  ´kb'  expansion  mode
              and  whose  end-of-line translation mode hasn't been determined by one of the other
              options. style must be 'binary' (default), 'native', 'CRLF', 'LF', or 'CR'.

              By default, cvs2svn sets svn:keywords on CVS files to "author id date" if the  mode
              of  the RCS file in question is either kv, kvl or unset. If you use the --keywords-
              off switch, cvs2svn will not set svn:keywords for any file.  While  this  will  not
              touch the keywords in the contents of your files, Subversion will not expand them.

              Include .cvsignore files in the output. (Normally they are unneeded because cvs2svn
              sets the corresponding svn:ignore properties.)

              Record CVS revision numbers as file properties in the Subversion repository.  (Note
              that  unless  it  is  removed  explicitly, the last CVS revision number will remain
              associated with the file even after the file is changed within Subversion.)


              Use internal code to extract revision contents. This is up to 50% faster than using
              --use-rcs,  but  needs a lot of disk space: roughly the size of your CVS repository
              plus the peak size of a complete checkout of the repository with all branches  that
              existed and still had commits pending at a given time. This option is the default.

              Use  CVS to extract revision contents. This option is slower than --use-internal-co
              or --use-rcs.

              Use RCS 'co' to extract revision contents. This option is faster than --use-cvs but
              fails in some cases.


              Set  the  path to use for temporary data. Default is a directory called cvs2svn-tmp
              under the current directory.

              Path to the co program. (co is needed if the --use-rcs option is used.)

              Path to the cvs program. (cvs is needed if the --use-cvs option is used.)

              Path to the svnadmin program. (svnadmin is needed  when  the  -s/--svnrepos  output
              option is used.)


              Execute  only  pass  pass  of  the  conversion. pass can be specified by name or by
              number (see --help-passes).

       -p [start]:[end], --passes=[start]:[end]
              Execute passes start through end of the conversion (inclusive). start and  end  can
              be  specified by name or by number (see --help-passes). If start or end is missing,
              it defaults to the first or last pass, respectively. For this to work  the  earlier
              passes  must  have  been  completed  before  on  the  same  CVS repository, and the
              generated data files must be in the temporary directory (see --tmpdir).


              Print the version number.

       -h, --help
              Print the usage message and exit with success.

              Print the numbers and names of the conversion passes and exit with success.

       --man  Output the unix-style manpage for this program to standard output.

       -v, --verbose
              Print more information while running. This option may be specified twice to  output
              voluminous debugging information.

       -q, --quiet
              Print  less  information  while  running.  This  option  may  be specified twice to
              suppress all non-error output.

              Write to path symbol statistics and information about how  symbols  were  converted
              during CollateSymbolsPass.

              Prevent the deletion of temporary files.

              Profile with 'cProfile' (into file cvs2svn.cProfile).


       A directory called cvs2svn-tmp (or the directory specified by --tmpdir) is used as scratch
       space for temporary data files.


       Main authors are:
       C. Michael Pilato <>
       Greg Stein <>
       Branko Čibej <>
       Blair Zajac <>
       Max Bowsher <>
       Brian Fitzpatrick <>
       Tobias Ringström <>
       Karl Fogel <>
       Erik Hülsmann <>
       David Summers <>
       Michael Haggerty <>

       Manpage  was  written  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  system  by  Laszlo  'GCS'  Boszormenyi
       <> (but may be used by others).


       cvs(1), svn(1), svnadmin(1)