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Re: Correct options for export

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Correct options for export
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:46:12 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 20:00:23 (+0200), Ingolf Steinbach wrote: ]
> Subject: Correct options for export
> people keep suggesting to use -kv keyword substitution with export. I'd
> definitly like to use it, but we have some binary files in the repository
> which might be corrupted during export -kv (see also

Well, duh.  "Doctor! Doctor!  It hurts when I bang my head on the wall!"

Don't put binary files in CVS if you don't want problems with them!

> What is the reason that the -k option is still applied to *all* files even
> if they were checked in as binary? I believe that many users would
> appreciate a change which ignores -k for binary files.

In general all '-k' options given on the command-line are intended to
override anything specified in the repository.  You can't have a sane
user interface handling all the features of '-k' options any other way.

MAYBE if '-kv' became the _default_ for "cvs export" then the repository
'-k' flags could over-ride that default (and command-line flags would
still override both the default and the repo-specified flags, of course).

If you have time to code and test this change then please do so!

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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