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Re: Converting binary files to text

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Converting binary files to text
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 00:07:09 -0500 (EST)

Dennis Jones writes:
> Let me add some more information.  Here is what I am thinking MIGHT =
> work:
> 1) Do a "cvs remove" on the original (binary, '-kb') file
> 2) Do a "cvs add" and "cvs commit" using the text version of the file

Note that you have to commit the remove before you can re-add the file.

> Then when a developer does a "cvs update", his binary version of a file
> should get replaced with the text one.  Sound like it will work?

Nope.  When you re-add the file, CVS will resurrect the repository file,
including the -kb flag.

-Larry Jones

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