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Re: CVS and ^M

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS and ^M
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 15:59:53 -0400 (EDT)

David Koski writes [in very long lines]:
> What do you mean "Don't mount the sandbox on the server"?

I mean, don't share directories between Windows and Unix/Linux; the file
formats and filesystem semantics are different.  They're similar enough
that many things will work and fool you into thinking that everything
will work, which it won't.  Unless you're using the server strictly as a
server and only access the directory from the client, never directly on
the server, it's a bad idea that will eventually bite you.

> My sandbox happens to be on a server share (Windows client/workstation,
> linux smb share) but I have observed the same behaviour on a stand-alone
> Windows based sandbox.
> cygwin cvs works fine for me.  I don't use WinCVS.

cygwin works fine if you tell it to use DOS line endings by default, or
if you never use any native Windows tools.  Anything else will
eventually cause grief.

-Larry Jones

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