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Re: Line Breaks

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: Line Breaks
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 12:13:41 -0700 (PDT)

--- address@hidden wrote:
> > On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 10:57:46AM -0400, Larry
> Jones wrote:
> > > Willi Richert writes:
> > 
> > And provided your CVS *users* follow the rules. 
> It's possible to
> > defeat CVS's attempts to do this conversion.  If
> someone managed
> > to do so, they could have checked CRLF's into the
> repo.  When you
> > check out on UNIX, you'll get CRLF's.  When you
> check out on
> > Windows, you'll get CRCRLF's [sic].  Both are
> wrong, of course.
> > 
> > There are several ways to screw this up:
> > [two omitted]
> >   - Using Cygwin, or so I gather from the list
> > 
> That's how it happened in the cases I know about.  I
> don't know
> exactly how Cygwin works in the general case, but we
> were getting
> CRLFs committed from it.  
> I believe Cygwin is supposed to work well with
> standard Windows
> line endings, but in this case it didn't, perhaps
> having been
> configured wrongly.  I was thinking about
> introducing WinCvs,
> since we were just using Cygwin to check out code to
> compile with
> Visual C++, but never got to it before being laid
> off.
> I suppose that if you use one version of Cygwin,
> configured however,
> and manipulate files with adapted Unix programs
> compiled under the
> same sort of configurations, that there won't be a
> problem.  However,
> it looks to me like doing anything else is going to
> be tricky.

I think there should be no problems if the directory
in which the files live has been mounted in textmode.


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