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Re: binary files bad idea? why?

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: binary files bad idea? why?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 20:41:57 -0400
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Jim.Hyslop <address@hidden> wrote:
> Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
>> This is no problem from my experience if the initial check-in was done
>> from a Unix (LF-) based system, but it is a problem if it was 
>> done from
>> a DOS (CR/LF-) based system.
> There is also a remote possibility that the binary file might _happen_ to
> contain what CVS thinks is a keyword, such as $Id$. Chances are pretty slim,
> but it _could_ happen.

But the $Id$ expansion occurs on checkout.  The repository copy itself
would still be intact, and problems with the file would be fixed by a
"cvs admin -kb".  Working copies could be restored with "cvs update".

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