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RE: how to checkin binary files

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: how to checkin binary files
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:26:24 -0400

Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> Specifically for MS Word, I ask myself what would be a better 
> use: Store
> the .DOC in CVS, or do the same with the .RTF.
There are a couple of advantages of storing RTF instead of .doc. You _might_
get slightly more efficient file storage using .RTF.

If you check in without -kb, then you could use the RCS keywords ($Id$,
etc.). On the other hand, users might be tempted to try to merge two
revisions of the .RTF file, and the results could potentially be quite

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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