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Re: cvs 1.11.2 rdiff fails with binary files

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs 1.11.2 rdiff fails with binary files
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 14:08:25 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> Shouldn't rdiff act like diff, and just print out that the binary
> files differ?  

No, cvs *diff* should work just like diff, and as far as I know, it
does.  cvs *patch* (aka rdiff) is specifically intended for making
patches and thus is much more restrictive and less flexible.

> What exactly is the point of the cvswrappers option during import
> (-W)... it doesn't seem to matter with rdiff.  Is this just an rdiff
> quirk, or am I missing something?

It marks the file as binary, which affects many things -- including
rdiff -- just not in the way you wanted.

-Larry Jones

Mr. Subtlety drives home another point. -- Calvin

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