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

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Can't change ascii/binary type of file
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:53:31 -0500

Patton, Matthew E., CTR, OSD-PA&E wrote:
> cvs doesn't actually kill the file. it lives in Attic. So 
> when you commit
> again it fetches it from Attic and the new one tacked on. The 
> trick is to go
> into Attic and 'rm' the stupid file and then commit again. 
Well, you *could* do that, but wouldn't it just be easier to use:

cvs admin -kb <filename>

and make sure everyone refreshes their checkouts?

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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