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Re: Need Help with .htm file in CVS.

From: Russ Sherk
Subject: Re: Need Help with .htm file in CVS.
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 08:32:40 -0400

On 8/29/05, Maninder Singh(SDG) <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Russ/ All,
>         Thanks for the immediate help. That was really helpful.
> However, there is still one query in my mind; as it says that copying
> the Mac file to a PC results in the loss of the resoource fork. But we
> haven't checked out the file on a PC. We've just checked-in the .htm
> file with the correct info through MacCVS client into CVS (running on
> Suse Linux) and later checking-out the same file on the same Mac changes
> it's Creator / TYPE fields. Is  the PC interface that you specified,
> specifically the Windows platform (which in this case does not come in
> the picture), or is it any machine other than a MAC machine?

It doesn't matter where you check it out to.  The MAC setting is per
file.  So if you create a file /somedir/myFile.htm and set its
type/creator fields (HTML/"").  Now if you commit that file and check
it out to /anotherdir/myFile.htm, you'd have to manually set the
type/creator fields.

The only way to have the settings follow the file is to embed the
information in the file iteself.  Try googling for 'creating a
mac-binary file'.


> Thanks again for the help.
> Regards,
> Maninder Singh
> Member-SDG(SCM)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russ Sherk [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:15 PM
> To: Maninder Singh(SDG)
> Cc: Pierre Asselin; address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Need Help with .htm file in CVS.
> On 8/27/05, Maninder Singh(SDG) <address@hidden> wrote:
> > These fields are visible in the Resorcerer (MAC OS X) under the "File
> > Info" option of the File Menu.
> >
> Interesting Mac feature.  Anyhow, from what I have read, it appears that
> the info you describe is not by default stored _in_ the file:
> "Once a Mac file is copied to the PC, the resource fork, type and
> creator information are lost unless the file is encoded with MacBinary
> or a similar format (HQX, SIT, etc.) that saves the Mac specific data
> with the file. This way the file can exist on a single fork machine (PC,
> UNIX) or be telecommunicated and decoded at the other end with all Mac
> information intact." --
> (
> This would indicate that "TEXT"/"MSIE" is the default application
> associated with .html files on that machine.
> So the solution would probably be to encode the type/creator info in the
> file itself.  I have no  idea how this would affect the portability of
> the file (to PC, *NIX etc.).
> Hope this helps,
> --Russ

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