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RE: RE: Odd Conflicts (EOL issues) in repo converted from VSS

From: Damian Sinclair <Damian.Sinclair_at_homechoice.net>
Date: 2007-01-30 16:35:32 CET

> Alternatively, does anyone know of an external diff/merge
> tool that can ignore eol changes and can be used as an
> external tool via the diff-cmd and diff3-cmd configuration
> options? I've tried using kdiff3 in this way and it doesn't
> seem to play nicely with svn's expectation of return values
> for conflicts.

 I have a partial solution in place, which is to use the gnu diff utils
(via cygwin on Windows) with the --strip-trailing-cr option. This
performs diffs and merges correctly (for the test cases I've tried so
far) but is a very clunky workaround as it forces everyone to install
cygwin and also means that a DOS command window pops up for every diff
and merge operation. We're also left with the unpalatable prospect of
having to do some sort of mass modify of files to get the EOLs in line.

 I'll stop hassling the list about this now but if anyone has any other
options to offer I would be very happy to hear about them.

Damian Sinclair

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