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Re: normalizing files and old revisions

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: normalizing files and old revisions
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 10:30:35 -0700

In article <address@hidden>,
Andreas Klauer  <address@hidden> wrote:
>Now, to my main problem:
>The repository already contains files which use tabs, CRLF, et cetera. 
>Corresponding diffs to old revisions already contain loads of unnecessary 
>whitespace changes. I'd like to get rid of these diffs, to make comparisons 
>between never revisions (which use filter) and older revisions (which didn't 
>have the filter) possible without getting all this whitespace changes junk.

cvs diff --help

  -w  --ignore-all-space  Ignore all white space.
  -b  --ignore-space-change  Ignore changes in the amount of white space.
  -B  --ignore-blank-lines  Ignore changes whose lines are all blank.
  -I RE  --ignore-matching-lines=RE  Ignore changes whose lines all match RE.

Those options may use enough to accomplish your goals for the history.

One thing I strongly feel about history is, it should never lie.  That's
how they were checked in.  I may not like them, but I'll leave them be.

It's like removing old versions that checked in bugs.  Just something you
don't do.

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc

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