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RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?

From: Echlin, Michael
Subject: RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 13:47:46 -0400


Since you can't have a directory and a file with the same name in the same
directory creating a "filename,v" file with the log history in it then
having a "filename" directory with the revs of the files as 1.1, 1.2, ...
then when you check out say version 1.2 you just get a copy of that version
of the file instead of opening one huge file and having to copyout the part
that is rev 1.2

All I need now is the command line parameters for winword to make it diff
two files. I found some parameters at the M$oft knowledge base but not that
one. I know there are more then they list as using the /c param starts
netmeeting with the named document shared.

I also have a diff program here (csdiff) that does exactly what I want to
do. I guess I could just let wincvs use it for diffing all files.


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Subject: RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?

[ On Friday, May 18, 2001 at 08:44:08 (-0400), Echlin, Michael wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: handling of MsWord-Documents in CVS ?
> My preferred way is the "archive by reference" as done by MKSSI and then
> using m$word to diff the files.

I really like that phrase "archive by reference".  That is in fact
almost exactly what I've been suggesting when I say to just keep the
original binary files in some place outside of CVS with their version
number or release identifier as part of their pathname (eg. their parent
directory, or even their basename).

It is positively absolutely trivial to integrate such a scheme with a
"build script" that's part of your CVS module.  The script, makefile,
whatever, is simply configured to pull the matching binary file(s) into
the build.  The configuration, but not the binary, is then always
tracked by CVS, and obviously that's all you need.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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