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Re: CVS working directories on FAT

From: Ed Avis
Subject: Re: CVS working directories on FAT
Date: 10 Dec 2003 21:47:44 +0000

Braden McDaniel <address@hidden> writes:

>I was hoping to be able to share CVS working directories between
>boots to Linux and Windows by putting them on a FAT
>partition. However, I'm running into the problem that case is not
>preserved for file names not longer than 8 characters. For instance,
>a file "README" in the repository becomes "readme" in the working
>directory, and cvs then becomes confused.

You could try VFAT (Win95 style long filenames).  It's still a bit
fishy but since you're talking about working directories, not the
repository, at worst your own working copy will be broken.

You could have trouble if Windows and Linux have a different idea of
file line endings - you'd probably need to use the Cygwin CVS client
or another that won't insert carriage returns when checking out text
files on Windows.

Ed Avis <address@hidden>

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