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Re: how to checkin binary files

From: Doug Lee
Subject: Re: how to checkin binary files
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:17:40 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:28:09AM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> Xicheng writes:
> Others have already answered your question, but I feel obliged to point
> out that CVS was designed for text files, not binary files.  You should
> carefully consider why you want to put a binary file into a source code
> control system.

I don't check in compiled versions of my code, but I've had occasion
to check in Microsoft Office document files when they're each managed
by only one person but accessed by everyone in a group.  On one
project, where I'm writing code to support specific versions of
another application, I've version-controlled various files from their
system, some binary, so that I can detect and follow changes in the
system I'm keeping up with.  Finally, I'm sure anyone who
version-controls web sites will want to store images in the repo

In other words, there are reasons. :)

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"Sometimes I think my learning curve is a circle." -- David Andrews

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