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RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?

From: Gianni Mariani
Subject: RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:21:29 -0800

I've had a number of suggestions below to do a more complete coverage of

Thanks to all who have responded, I have attached my cvswrappers file -
consider it public domain. *<STANDARD DISCLAIMER>* ... I take no
responsibility yadda yadda, it IS YOUR FAULT if it breaks your files, melts
your computer, wastes your time or money and does unpleasant things yadda
yadda and it probably will yadda.*</STANDARD DISCLAIMER>*

As to Rob's question below, the answer is 'I have no idea and I don't want
to think about it - too much'.  So I figure it's best to spend 20 minutes
making an all encompasing cvswrappers file and if someone forgets to
remember to do a "cvs add -kb" then I might just have saved myself 20
minutes of fussing.

Turns out that I have already run into this problem - even in a *nix
environment with someone checking in a tgz file and it getting munged, and
then later in another company when they checked in a bunch o MSVS projects
and WAV, BMP and a bunch o files, I just don't remember the extension of,
which broke.  So this time it's a pre-emptive strike - although I will still
be bitten - I know I will, it will probably less frequently.

I would actually call this a major deficiency in CVS - it should probably
assume binary by default, or even use the command 'file' to detect the file
type on adding a file. Destroying files by default is just not recomended 10
out of 10 times - just at a guess.

I rant ...

Good evening - sweet dreams ....

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden Behalf Of
Rob Helmer
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 10:03 AM
To: Gianni Mariani
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?


Well, I won't ask why you want ot check any of this stuff into
CVS ;)

You can just do this :


to cover all possible capitalizations of .doc files, for instance.

Rob Helmer

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