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Re: cvs server not translating line endings correctly

From: David H. Thornley
Subject: Re: cvs server not translating line endings correctly
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 16:18:00 -0500

Larry Jones wrote:
> It's up to the client to convert from the local line ending conventions
> to the cannonical LF-only format before sending the file to the server
> (for non-binary files; binary files never undergo conversion).  If you
> use a Unix client to checkin DOS files, you will not get the correct
> conversion.  Likewise, some clients have configurable line ending
> conversions and configuring them incorrectly will cause the same problem
> (I think WinCVS falls into this category, but I'm not sure; and I have
> no idea whether cygwin does or not).
>From my experiences with cygwin using Samba, yes it is a problem,
and one which I will hope to solve this month by going client-server.

BTW, this will leave a bunch of ,v files in the repository with
the ^Ms on them.  If I were to run some sort of ^M-removing
script on them, should they be perfectly usable afterwards?
Are there things to watch for that I wouldn't notice immediately
after running it (I figure I back up and test immediately)?

David H. Thornley                          Software Engineer
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