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Re: Info-cvs Digest, Vol 19, Issue 17

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: Info-cvs Digest, Vol 19, Issue 17
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 20:10:21 +0200
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Hello Bret,

* On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 01:50:36PM -0400 Bret A Cooper wrote:
> Thanks for your reponse.  It prompts a couple more questions.  When
> you went back and ran the "cvs admin" command, did you have to run it
> once for every file you wanted to change?

Yes, this has to be run for every file to be changed. Anyway, you can
use wildcards, so a

cvs admin -kk *.c *.cc *.h makefile

and so on works very good.

Even if you forget to change a file to text mode, it does not do much
harm, as you can even do this afterwards.

> Also, would it work equally well to put all the files in as regular
> files and the run "cvs admin" later to change the binary files?

It depends upon your binary files. If 

1. your client runs Windows (CR/LF instead of LF), or
2. you binary files contain any of the RCS keywords ($Id$, $Log$, etc),
3. not sure if there are other conditions which could do havoc to your
   binary files,

chances are very good your binary files will get corrupted, and you will
not be able to recover them from CVS. Thus, checking everything in as
binary is a more defensive solution than the opposite.


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