How to: Switch Databases from the Command Line
You can change databases quickly by setting the SSDIR environment variable. This procedure assumes that you have already connected to a database on the command line. For more about setting environment variables, see.
To switch databases:
Open an MS-DOS command shell.
Type "set ssdir=<\\server\share>", where \\server\share is the UNC path to the directory containing the Srcsafe.ini file for your database. Alternatively, you can type "set ssdir=<drive>:<\foldername>", specifying the local path to the Srcsafe.ini file on your local computer.
Do not put a space between the equals sign and the location of the Visual SourceSafe installation.