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Re: Can't change ascii/binary type of file

From: Fabian Cenedese
Subject: Re: Can't change ascii/binary type of file
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 08:19:04 +0100

>A few months ago I mistakenly committed a Crystal Report (*.rpt) file into CVS 
>as an ASCII file.  This broke the file, but no one noticed for a while.  
>Recently, I realized my error and tried to correct it by removing the file 
>from CVS, then re-committing it as binary.  
>It appears, however, that CVS remembers the original version of the file was 
>ASCII, and is treating the new version as ASCII, even though I explicitly 
>uploaded it as binary.  This is manifest in the fact that the report is still 
>All our other *.rpt files work properly, because we reconfigured CVS to treat 
>these files as binary by default.  Is there any way to get CVS to treat this 
>report as binary? 

Use the admin command to change the type, update your sandbox, copy
in the working version and commit it. Look in the manual for the admin
command or the mailing list archives for examples. This question has come
up a few times.

bye  Fabi

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