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Re: CVS - exe problem

From: gabriel rosenkoetter
Subject: Re: CVS - exe problem
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 23:30:29 -0400
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On Sat, Aug 25, 2001 at 10:28:25PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 16:14:59 (+0530), Sweety George wrote: ]
> > Subject: CVS - exe problem
> >
> > When I created the repository , somehow it did not take in exe files, it
> > completely skipped them.
> > No problems with permissions I checked all that.
> > Please let me know why this happened ?
> .EXE files are most certainly not source code.  CVS is a version control
> system for source code (that explicitly supports concurrent editing).
> It does not work well with non-text files and so it itnores well known
> binary files by default.

To answer the implicit instead of just the explicit question,
however one can force CVS to import these files by using the -ko
and/or -kb flags. The one doing this should, of course, read the
available documentation and understand the (largely negative)
ramifications of having CVS manage binary files, especially before
insisting publicly that CVS should be able to manage these files.

(In other words, Sweety George, make sure you're not bringing a
knife to a gun fight if you want to argue about this one.)

       ~ g r @

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