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Re: Working with MS files : doc, xls

From: Mike Pumford
Subject: Re: Working with MS files : doc, xls
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:30:40 +0000
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Ko08nz wrote:

I'd like to know whether it is possible that CVS is working with MS
files ( doc, xls ) ?
And it 's not, with which application that i could do this...?

CVS will cope with files in this format as long as your users remember to use -kb when adding the files. Failure to do this will lead to documents and spreadsheets ending up being 6bytes long when you check them out from the server.

You can get CVS to do this automatically by creating a CVSROOT/cvswrappers file containing the extensions you want to handle this way. (See the manual for the format of the file).

All of this is assuming you are using the standard command line CVS client. TortoiseCVS and WinCVS handle things differently by detecting these files and automatically adding the -kb flags for you.


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