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Re: Using dos2unix on commit???

From: mike walster
Subject: Re: Using dos2unix on commit???
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 16:43:08 -0700 (PDT)

One must be carefull about the words one chooses here....
I did indeed use the term panick spelled with a ck loosley.

The files do show up completely different which was causing
the developer to panick somewhat.
As I recall the instructions for cygwin say to always install
as unix line endings. I could be mistaken however. We installed
cygwin to use ssh not cvs particulary, that is just something
that came up later...

--- Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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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