Re: [PATCH] git-cvsimport: Add -A <author-conv-file> option

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-01-13 19:45:51
Junio C Hamano <> writes:

> Andreas Ericsson <> writes:
>> Anyways, I can keep this separate if you don't want to accept it.
> Oh, I haven't formed an opinion on accept/reject yet.  I was
> just trying to see if you are aware of that (especially Pasky's
> message in that thread) and thought about issues like "if in
> some repositories CVSROOT/users is in usable form then perhaps
> making sure -A file has the same format and suggest its use in
> the documentation would be nicer".

OK, after a little googling around, I have formed an opinion.  I
agree to the patch in principle, but at least it would be nicer
to use "CVSROOT/users" compatible format before giving it to the
general public.

seems to indicate that:

 - colon ':' is used instead of your '='.

 - RHS, if it contains a whitespace, is quoted either with
   single or double quote.

It was a bit unclear to me how quote characters are to be
quoted, so the patch needs a bit of research, quoting (when
writing out new records) and unquoting (when reading) in the
script, but otherwise I think it is a welcome change.

Opinions from other heavy CVS users?

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