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Re: Using dos2unix on commit???

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Using dos2unix on commit???
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:01:18 -0400 (EDT)

mike walster writes:
> The cygwin envinronments
> are installed with unix style the default for that system.

That is the root of your problem.  You should *NEVER* install cygwin
with Unix line endings -- if you want a Unix-like system, you know where
to find it.  Having some of your tools use one line-ending convention
and others another is a sure recipe for insanity, catastrophe, or both.

> We found
> that a file saved from a unix environment checked out with cywin and
> edited with gvim launched from windows then checked in with cygwin
> has screwed up line endings. This was causing merges to panick on a
> regular basis which was really ticking off one of our remote developers,

What do you mean by "causing merges to panick"?  I can see causing the
developer to panic since the entire file will be completely different
from CVS's perspective, but CVS shouldn't have a problem with it.

-Larry Jones

Just when I thought this junk was beginning to make sense. -- Calvin

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