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Re: binary files bad idea? why?

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: binary files bad idea? why?
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 08:25:28 +0200
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* On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 09:50:13AM -0400 Jim.Hyslop 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.

Well, since CVS handles these keywords on checkout, not on commit, this
should not be a problem: Just change the file to binary ("cvs admin
-kb") and do an update ("cvs update"), and you have the original file

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis         I'm subscribed to the mailing lists I'm posting,  so please refrain from Cc:ing me. Thank you.

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