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Re: CVS2SVN (RCS FILE) question

From: <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-23 02:54:35 CET

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 05:21:38PM -0600, David Summers wrote:
 I'm currently playing with converting a several year old actively
 maintained CVS project of about 2 Gig worth of binary and source files
 over to Subversion using cvs2svn.
 Everything works great except one some files there is a user of
 FirstName LastName (note the space). the RCSPARSE routine doesn't seem

With or without the quotes?

 to like this. Is this an illegal user name (We've been using CVSWIN) or
 should RCSPARSE be fixed to allow a wider range of user names?

$ man rcsfile
       However, white space cannot appear within an id,
       num, or sym, and an RCS file must end with a newline.
       delta ::= num
                      date num;
                      author id;

So yes, that is an illegal username, as far as RCS is concerned. I don't
know how it could get in there. Any ideas?

The RCS syntax would allow us to unambiguously parse for that (parse
multiple ids up to the semiclon, then join them), but I'm hesitant to do so.

Knowing how it got there is a good lead on determining what to do. Will it
be more and more common to see that?


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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