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Re: Converting binary files to text

From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: Converting binary files to text
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:01:47 -0800

This one, and Eugene's ideas are both good.  Thanks for the ideas!

- Dennis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Jones" <address@hidden>
To: "Dennis Jones" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: Converting binary files to text

> 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
> > him the correct file in his local trees.  It's a little convoluted, but
> > 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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