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Fw: Converting binary files to text (revisited) or (cvs admin -kkv doesn
Fw: Converting binary files to text (revisited) or (cvs admin -kkv doesn't work)
Sat, 27 Jan 2001 14:06:31 -0800
Nevermind. I guess the user still just has to do a 'cvs up -A' to remove
the stickiness of the keyword substitution. Not an ideal situation, but it
gets the job done.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Jones" <address@hidden>
To: "CVS Mailing List" <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:58 PM
Subject: Converting binary files to text (revisited) or (cvs admin -kkv
> As I mentioned a few days ago, I am trying to convert what once were
> files to text. Following what appeared to be a good solution from this
> mailing list, I tried the following:
> cat /dev/null > filename.ext
> cvs ci -m 'kb -> kv' filename.ext
> cvs admin -kkv filename.ext
> copy file from good location
> cvs ci -m 'text version of the file' filename.ext
> Unfortunately, "cvs admin -kkv" did not change the state of the file.
> According to "cvs stat", the file is still tagged as binary with the 'kb'
> flag, and keyword expansion/substitution is not working (of course).
> What do I have to do to force CVS to accept the change to keyword
> - Dennis