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RE: Can CVS process 16 bin characters?

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Can CVS process 16 bin characters?
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:24:11 +1100

CVSNT forked from CVS many years ago and contains several extensions to
CVS 1.x including versioning Unicode files, eg:

cvs add -k+u filename.txt
cvs ci -m "new unicode file" filename.txt
type filename.txt >> filename.txt
cvs ci -m "new unicode rev" filename.txt
cvs diff -r 1.1 filename.txt

Files marked with they 'u' keyword substitution will be checked in/out
in UCS-2 (or UTF-16) encoding and internally stored as UTF-8 by the

Note: this newsgroup is for CVS 1.x issues, for CVSNT (CVS 2.x) please
contact March Hare Software.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> address@hidden 
> [mailto:address@hidden
> org] On Behalf Of codeguy
> Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2012 3:22 PM
> To: cvs-user-list
> Subject: Can CVS process 16 bin characters?
> I have an application (Windows) which writes XML in 16 bit characters
> (Unicode?).  I have several of the files under CVS source 
> control.  CVS
> sees the files as binary and does the obvious wrong thing with them.
> Is CVS 16 bit aware and is there something I can do to change it to
> handle these unicode files as text ...or should I just take 
> my lumps or
> whatever?
> It's not the end of the world.  The files are archived 
> properly.  I just
> don't like it taking up all that space...

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