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Re: Problem checking in large files

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Problem checking in large files
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:29:47 -0500
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On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 03:12:52PM -0500, Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> Does a "cvs status" on the file indicate any sticky options, in particular
> -kb? If not, then that's your problem.

For the record, "cvs log" and "cvs status" can display different
values for the "-k" setting.  The former is the value stored in
the ,v file.  The latter is the "sticky" setting that's actually
in use in your sandbox; it will override the former if they

I mention this because it fooled me several times until I learned
to watch for it (and it still fools me on occasion, too late, or
too early, in the day :-)

> You need to "cvs remove" the file and
> re-add it with the -kb option.

    cvs admin -kb file  # Change the setting in the ,v file
    cvs update -A file  # Propagate the change to the sandbox
                        # (yes, you do need the -A here)
    Then check in a good copy of the file


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