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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 10:42:30 -0500 (EST)

Dennis Jones writes:
> rm filename.ext           # remove the binary file
> cvs rm filename.ext     # remove the file from the repository
> cvs ci filename.ext      # commit the remove
> remove the original file from the Attic
> cvs ad filename.ext     # add the new text file
> cvs ci filename.ext      # commit the add
> At this point, the repository is correct, and a 'cvs up -A' by the user gets
> him the correct file in his local trees.  It's a little convoluted, but it
> seems to work.

If you're going to remove the repository file, there's no point in cvs
removing it first.  Since the users are going to have to do update -A
anyway, I think I'd prefer just using cvs admin -kkv to remove the
binaryness from the existing repository file, update -A your working
directory, and then check in the new text file.  That way, you don't
lose your existing revision history.

-Larry Jones

I don't see why some people even HAVE cars. -- Calvin

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