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RE: Correcting keyword substitution

From: Ronald Landheer
Subject: RE: Correcting keyword substitution
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 18:52:58 +0100


I re-looked in the Cederqvist (on-line version this time) and found the 
same answer. The developer was using Win2000, so he had a problem - we 
put the binaries in place after changing the flag, and it worked like a 
charm :)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Jones [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 18:23
> To: Ronald Landheer
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Correcting keyword substitution
> 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
> These pictures will remind us of more than we want to remember.
> -- Calvin's Mom

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