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Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 20:36:20 -0700

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>Is it a proven thing that CVS can corrupt a binary file if no merges
>are tried and no CR/LF boundary rules are broken?  In other words, if
>I set -kb on a binary file and then do nothing to it but commit
>updates and sometimes request an old revision, keeping my sandbox in
>the OS in which it was checked out, could I ever get a bad result?

I have personally kept binary files in CVS for many years.  (Since
before -kb was supported, but at that time all my systems were Unix

Since -kb and Windows interoperability were introduced, I have yet to
hear a credible report about a binary file corruption that did not involve
one of the following:
- Some kind of hardware or network failure that corrupted the RCS file.
- Someone did the initial checkin of the file without -kb set beforehand.

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