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Re: sccs2rcs.csh modification to handle binary files

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs.csh modification to handle binary files
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 11:56:50 -0700

Hi Allan,

Schrum, Allan (Allan) <address@hidden> writes:

> I was converting an SCCS repository to CVS using the sccs2rcs.csh tool. In
> my search, I could not find a version of the script that handled SCCS binary
> files. So I patched the script so that SCCS binary files are inserted into
> the RCS repository with the -kb option set. Also, I patched the Y2K fix to
> use the date of the revision when determining the century (19xx or 20xx).
> If this is useful, I would like it added to the cvs repository. If
> there are any questions or comments, please send them.

It would be better for you to provide a patch against the sccs2rcs.in file
in the top-of-tree as well as creating a ChangeLog entry for your patch.

You may find a copy of the latest version of the script at this URL:


I note for example that you are missing a '"' character on line 78.
which was fixed in version 1.4 of the script and since that time there
was a different patch for the Y2K bugfix suggested by SAKAI Hiroaki.

        -- Mark

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