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Re: binary vs. text files

From: Jouni Heikniemi
Subject: Re: binary vs. text files
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 13:33:09 +0300 (EEST)

On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Dusan Juhas wrote:

> is there a cvs command which can determine if a file is stored as
> binary/text?

cvs status shows it (under Sticky options; usually -kb means binary, but
see the manual for more detailed information).

> Can I change file status from text to binary (and vice versa) during his
> life in the repository?

Yes. cvs admin -kb <file> changes a file to binary while cvs admin -kkv
changes it to text. But this is a simplification, actually it's matter of
selecting the proper keyword substitution mode. But those do the trick
usually, and again, see documentation and cvs -H admin for further


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