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From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: EOF in key in RCS [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:05:36 -0500
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Paul Pajalic wrote, On 11/11/2009 12:11 AM:

Our organization is using CVS Server (CVS/NT 2.5.03).
I am performing a CVS update (clean copy) on a file in CVS and it is coming up with the following error.

'EOF in key in RCS file C:/repo/.....filename.docx'

Are you sure this did not end in ',v'?

I have tried deleting the working copy file and committing to do a cvs remove of the file from the repository without success. It gets the same error.

to remove the working copy, I believe the appropriate method is:
cvs remove -f filename

I would be very grateful if someone could give me some assistance in resolving 


However I believe the problem has a bigger chance of existing within the file 
IN the repository.

I would suggest taking a backup (and verifying the backup is good first), and then I think you will need to do one of the following: * restore an older version of this _file_ in the repository before someone hand binary edited the repository. (loose any history that happened to the file since then)
* edit the file in the repository to remove the offending EOF that should not 
appear in a key.
* remove the file in the repository, and check in a fresh version. (loose all history that happened previously to the file)

I would also suggest that before you do one of the changes above, you should check with the CVSNT list and see if they have seen this kind of thing commonly with CVSNT and docx files, as this list mostly deals with the original CVS and I don't recall seeing this error before (Larry may have :).

Following list borrowed from Arthur Barrett
CVSNT newsgroup:
WinCVS newsgroup:
TortoiseCVS newsgroup:

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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