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Re: changing files from binary mode

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: changing files from binary mode
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:06:18 -0500 (EST)

Seema Agarwal writes:
> I had "imported" a new CVS tree with the "-kb" option so as to retain the 
> binary files. The tree has a combination of object files : .o,.so,.sl & code 
> files: .cpp,.hpp.java etc.

Bad move -- you need to import just the binary files in binary mode, the
text files should be imported in text mode.  You can use the -W option
on the import command to specify what files should be treated as binary,
but you should also consider why you're trying to store object code and
libraries in a source control system.  For more details, see:


> CVS installtion is on Linux m.c and this is accessed from Windows,Linux & 
> I find that on checking out on HP-UX all code files have "controlM" (^M) 
> chars in it. How do I clean up the CVS mess ? This tree has branches int he 
> same messy state.

Redo the import correctly.

-Larry Jones

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