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Re: Correcting keyword substitution

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Correcting keyword substitution
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 12:23:27 -0500 (EST)

Ronald Landheer writes:
> I have a developer here (in front of me) who has added a directory of 
> binary files to the CVS repository, but as text. What I'm wondering is 
> whether I can use CVS to change the keyword substitution flag to -kb for 
> the files in question? I have looked in the Cederqvist under the Admin 
> subcommand (but perhaps not thouroughly enough) but couldn't find what 
> I'm looking for.. Any pointers?

Yes, you can use ``cvs admin -kb'' to change the keyword substitution
mode.  IF (and that's a big IF) the files were added on a platform that
doesn't distinguish between text and binary files (e.g., Unix), then
that's all you need to do (although anyone who currently has that
directory checked out [like said developer] will need to do update -A to
update their working directory appropriately).  Otherwise, you'll have
to have the developer force a checkin in binary mode to ensure that the
repository files are correct.

-Larry Jones

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