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Top-skim conversion CVS to SVN using scripting?

From: Bo Berglund <bo.berglund_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:57:01 +0100

I would like to know if there is some scripted way to do a top-skim
conversion from CVS to SVN?

In the cvs2svn FAQ top-skimming is mentioned as the simplest way but
one that will lose all history of the projects in CVS.

I am fine with that, but the FAQ does not describe *how* to actually
perform this kind of conversion...
I have googled a lot but I find only references to the same FAQ with
no detailed information...

I would like to convert a number of CVS repositories such that what
goes into SVN is the current HEAD in TRUNK on CVS, nothing else.
But I do not want to go through all of these projects by hand and over
the slow connection I have to the servers. Instead I would like to do
it the way cvs2svn does it, by creating a dump file which can then be
imported into an empty repository to create all of the projects there.

So cvs2svn would be a good tool if it could be configured to only care
for the HEAD revision in each file.
But it looks like this is not the option given by the makers of
So is there some other type of scripting tool that can be used?

The CVS and SVN repositories are on a Windows 2016 Server machine.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden
Received on 2018-01-22 23:57:35 CET

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