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Re: Scrambled output from diff

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: Scrambled output from diff
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 14:24:18 +0100
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* On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 11:38:27AM +0000 Roddie wrote:

[diff output]

> But the output is scrambled. For example I've just got
> "Declare vars stalocal:'myCount't= (integer);aram:'-component');');"
> which is gibberish. For example, the characters "myCount" do not appear in
> the file before "-component" only afterwards. This sort of scrambling
> happens quite often.

I have seen this before on Windows iff

a. the file is not correctly declared as text, but as binary, or
b. CVS is used with cygwin, but cygwin is set to use LF as line
   separator, only.

Thus, on Windows, it is a problem with the line endings. Perhaps, this
is the same in your case, too?

> Repository is on Linux, CVS version 1.11.2. I'm accessing it through
> ext (ssh) from Terminal on a Mac.

I am no specialist for the Mac, but: Doesn't it use another line
separator (CR only, while Unix uses LF, and DOS/Windows use CR/LF)? Or
has this been changed when MacOS X become a BSD as its kernel?

Just some wild guessing from

Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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