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Re: [Fwd: CVS, Cygwin, IDE and Emacs]

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: [Fwd: CVS, Cygwin, IDE and Emacs]
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:53:50 -0700 (PDT)

--- Mike Ayers <address@hidden> wrote:
>       I've got a CVS repository (cvs 1.11) for a project
> that was originally being
> built by makefiles under Cygwin, but has since been
> moved to a Windows IDE for
> development.  All is generally well, with one
> problem.  I still check the
> files in and out from Cygwin, but the text files now
> have DOS line ends
> instead of Unix.  This is not really a problem, as I
> use the '-b' switch when
> diffing.  However, Cygwin CVS uses vi (Vim) as the
> editor for checkin comments
> (when I don't use -m), leaving Unix line ends on the
> comment lines, which CVS
> leaves as is.  Emacs loads the file in Unix mode if
> even one line has a Unix
> line end, so I get hundreds of lines (all the ones
> I'm interested in) with ^M
> at the end.
>       I'm aware that this is not strictly a CVS issue,
> but I believe that this is the
> place where I'm most likely to find someone who has
> encountered this before,
> and perhaps solved it, or at least found a
> workaround.  I'm wondering what my
> best option is.
>       I could try to use emacs as my editor for the
> comments, but I could only use
> the floating window version (which is a slow load)
> because I use scrollbars in
> my Windows consoles, and "emacs -nw" fills the
> entire buffer.
>       If anyone has anything on this, I'd sure like to
> hear it.

First, some questions:
1. Why do you have version control comments within the
2. Is your working directory mounted as "binary" or as


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