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Re: CVS import for executables and binary files

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: CVS import for executables and binary files
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 07:47:59 +0200
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* On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 10:26:58AM +0530 Balaji D wrote:
> When I import few object files and exeuctables, through cvs import
> command through command line, I dont get these files reflected in the
> cvs area.
> Can some one help me to find out the option for importing those files.

Most probably, they are ignored because of the build-in ignore list if
CVS, cf.

If you set "-I !" in the command-line of "cvs import", the binary files
should be handled, too.

> Also, I import .jar files into the cvs area, they donot reflect the
> original size in the cvs area and even when I do a check out, their
> sizes seem to be less...(For example a .jar of 393 KB is reflecting as
> 7KB when I import to cvs and check it out).

.jar files are compiled java classes, aren't they? In this case, they
are binary files, and they have to be handled like this. See


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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