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How To Open Visual SourceSafe to a Specific Project

Article ID: 167134

Article Last Modified on 7/1/2004


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition

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Visual SourceSafe contains the ability to open the Visual SourceSafe Explorer to a specific project.


To open Visual SourceSafe at a specific project you use -P switch. For example:

C:\app\ss50\win32\SSEXP.EXE -p$/Juniper/Specs

NOTE: If a project name contains spaces you need to put quotation marks around the entire path to the project:

C:\app\ss50\win32\SSEXP.EXE -p"$/Juniper/Specs Revision"

This can also be combined with the -S switch to open a specific database to a specific project. For example:

C:\app\ss50\win32\SSEXP.EXE -s\\fs1\scc\sslib -p$/Juniper/Specs

You can also create a Shortcut in Windows 95 or Windows NT to automatically bring up a specific project when you double-click it.

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