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Re: handling binary file

From: Ming Zhang <mingz_at_ele.uri.edu>
Date: 2006-07-28 01:18:26 CEST

On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 17:27 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 16:53 -0400, Ming Zhang wrote:
>
> > > Funny you should say that - comming from CVS. It's CVS that treats
> > > files as binary or text. Normally as text and you need to supply an
> > > extra flag (-kb) to tell CVS a file is binary.
> >
> > i guess we did not do that on CVS.
>
> I think at least some of the GUI interfaces to CVS (wincvs?) pre-scanned
> the contents and made intelligent guesses about which ones needed the
> -kb on the initial import or add.

it is back to 2003, guess nobody remember what happened at that
time... :P

>
> > >
> > > SVN treats all files as binary and leaves the content alone, unless
> > > you explicitly tell it not to. (Though in order to be able to diff and
> > > merge, svn tries to make an estimate.)
>
> SVN can't really change the fact that text files have different native
> representations on different platforms - it just has the default
> choice backwards from CVS.
>

yes.

i already tweak the prop and overwrite with old good files. but now
berlios svn server is running out of space, i have to commit later.

Ming

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