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The git-cvs source code respository can be found here: http://github.com/wu-lee/git-cvs/ There's no installer, but the script is self-contained and just needs to be on the execution $PATH (as well as git and cvs). Given a CVS repository at $CVS_ROOT, tracking a module $CVS_MODULE can be done like this: # Create a git repo mkdir repo_name cd repo_name # (Note, there should be no .git directory here already, as this will # stop git cvsimport working correctly with the -o option) # Initialise git-cvs's config file echo cvsroot=$CVS_ROOT >.git-cvs echo cvsmodule=$CVS_MODULE >>.git-cvs # Optionally create an authormap for git-cvsimport, e.g.: # echo "$CVSUSER=$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME <$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL>" > $cvs_authors # # ... and supply the option --author-file $cvs_authors on the first # git-cvs pull. # # git-cvsimport will then copy $cvs_authors into .git/cvs-authors, # and use it on subsequent invocations; the original $cvs_authors # file can be deleted. # # See the documentation for git-cvsimport's -A option for more information. # Pull gets cvs files using git-cvsimport. (cvsimport will initialise .git # and copy any $cvs_authors file specified into it) git-cvs pull # or: git-cvs pull --author-file $cvs_authors # hack hack... # Push the files back into CVS with git-cvsexportcommit # (This pushes the commits master..remotes/cvs/cvshead by default, # or cvsworking/NAME..remotes/cvs/NAME for each CVS branch NAME) git-cvs push # Pull the changes back into remote/cvs/cvshead and # (a messy part I've not found a way round yet) throw away our # locally merged commits git-cvs pull git reset --hard remote/cvs/cvshead # More hacking... # Repeat push/pull steps as needed Some other points: - Changes in CVS get pulled back, including multiple branches. - An author-mapping file can be supplied as for cvs-import -A - The script creates local CVS working directories .git/git-cvs/cvscheckout/NAME, one for each CVS branch NAME. - Git's master branch tracks CVS's HEAD branch. - A git branch cvsworking/NAME is created to track each CVS branch NAME. - Edits in these branches get pushed back to the appropriate CVS branches. - Verbose subcommand output currently goes into .git/git-cvs/logs. - Invoking git-cvs with no parameters gets information about the options. - In an emergency, a list of commit ids can be supplied to git-cvs push. - Written in Perl, uses only core modules (tested with v5.8.8) - There is a small test suite in t/, run individually or with "prove/*.t"