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I dont think thats entirely true. I have been using CVS to import binary files (I have imported loads of *.xls and *.doc file) and it has been doing a good job at that. CVS has been recognizing these files as binary automatically. Perhaps what might be true is that the import option ignores any -kb option that is specified. Arvind --- Mike Ayers <mike.ayers at earthling.net> wrote: > Arvind Raman wrote: > > Hi there, > > This might sound interesting- probably might throw > out > > a bug > > 1. I tried adding the file (*.tar.gz) to the > database > > - checked out the file and compared it with the > one > > that I has checked in. It was same. > > 2. But when I tried importing the same file - CVS > > recognized it as a Unicode file - I asked it to > force > > it as a binary file (used the -kb option). After > the > > import happened I looked at the RCS file and it > was > > just a 1KB big. Obviously the file on the database > was > > not similar to the one I had asked it to import. > > > > So there exists some difference between import and > add > > even when both of them treat the file in the same > way. > > Is that normal ? > > This is the import problem of CVS. The import > command treats all > files as text files, and there is no way to change > this (it ignores > "-kb"). It seems that at a certain point in your > .tar.gz file there > is a ^Z character, which is the old DOS convention > to end a text file, > and this will cause the read of the file to stop, > which is why the > imported file is so short. > > Now is the part where I tell you "don't do that". > The import command > is meant to bring in large trees of source code, > which would be all > text files. If your TGZ file contains all text > files, you can expand > it and import those, otherwise just use `cvs add` to > add a single file. > > > /|/|ike > > > __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com