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Re: DOS EOL pollution in repository

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: DOS EOL pollution in repository
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 17:08:59 -0500
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On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 01:15:30PM -0800, Russ Tremain wrote:
> We are getting ^M's in our repository now and then, and
> wondered how other folks deal with this problem.
> One source of the problem is folks editing files on NT,
> and then copying them to unix to commit them.

So don't do that :-)  A couple of possibilities:
  - Get people on Windows boxes to use WinCVS -- more generally,
    people on whatever client platform should use a native CVS
    client, rather than
      - copying files to/from a UNIX box, or
      - remote-mounting a sandbox which lives on a UNIX box
    This is the "canonical" solution.

  - Some Windows editors (eg. TextPad) can be configured to save
    files using the UNIX EOL convention.  We've had a fair amount
    of luck with that.

> I'm tempted to put in a commit
> filter that rejects text files with DOS EOL's.

Sounds like a good thing to do in addition.  My suggestions will
make life easier for people, but this is what'll enforce your


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