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Re: Spaces added

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: Spaces added
Date: 19 Jan 2001 20:48:27 -0500
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address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:

> address@hidden writes:
> > 
> > I found out recently that when we check out some code that was only 
> > recently placed in the repository that it has extra spaces between 
> > the lines that weren't there before. Could it be that something was 
> > done wrong when the code was originally placed in the repository and 
> > is there a way to strip these extra spaces out while preserving the 
> > code? Also when looking at the code with different tools, like 
> > Tonrado 2, there won't be extra spaces, but there is an extra 
> > character that looks like a bold pipe at the end of each line.
> My guess is that someone checked in DOS/MS-Windows files on a Unix
> machine and now you've <CR> characters at the ends of the lines that
> some tools are displaying as newlines and others are displaying as
> funny characters.  If that's the case, you need to check the files out,
> fix them, and commit the changes.  You may have some kind of DOS-to-
> Unix program on your Unix system that you can use to fix them, or you
> can use tr.

I've also had good luck just running a dos2unix utility over the ,v
file in the repository - make a backup first, though, as I might have
just been lucky!

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