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Re: inconsistent new lines - repair by modifying dump?

From: Jared Silva <jayrod_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-25 02:03:54 CEST

Nicolai Scheer wrote:
> Today I noticed that one of my repositories contains files (.php
> sourcecode) with inconsistent line endings, e.g. most are CRLF (the way
> it should be), but there are some single CRs in beetween. That confuses
> TSVNdiff and makes it impossible to diff things. (those files have been
> worked on a lot, it just never attracted attention...).
>
> I really would like to fix that, not by only fixing the newest revision
> of the files, but altogether.
>
> Apart from the possibility to use another diff/merge tool, what do you
> think about:
>
> 1. svnadmin dump the repo to a file
> 2. dump file uses LF, so it would be no problem to replace single CRs by
> CRLFs
> 3. load dump file into fresh repo
>
> Is there any error-potential?
> The outcome should be the same as if the files were checked in initially
> with correct line endings, or am I overlooking something?

I believe this is a TortoiseSVN issue, and it should be (and has been)
discussed on the TortoiseSVN mailing list:
http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2007-01/0121.shtml

I started using WinMerge because of this issue.

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