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Thanks a lot Mike, I guess I have finally been able to understand the problem. The link that u sent was definitely helpful. I guess the only thing the doc doesnt talk about (or doesnt say that explicitly) is the fact that the CVS ignores the -kb option even if specified. Anyways, what I did to get over the problem is to import all the files excpet for the ones which were identified as Unicode files. Checked them out to some other location on my comp and then manually added the files (the ones which were initially being identified as Unicode) as binary (-kb). This did work. Arvind --- Mike Ayers <mike.ayers at earthling.net> wrote: > Arvind Raman wrote: > > 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. > > http://wincvs.org/GuiDoc/cvsgui-3.html#ss3.4 > > Note that if you are running from a Unix system you > will not have a > problem, as The CVS line end convention is the Unix > convention, and > there is no character in Unix that indicates the end > of a text file. > > > /|/|ike > > __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com