AW: [Cvsnt] Windows Linefeed problems

Christian Manhart christian.manhart at
Mon Mar 11 08:07:43 GMT 2002

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Sorry, never heard about that options and never researched to this
I'm using either WinCVS or a UNIX (SCO Openserver) command line client
which generates UNIX style files by default.

Best regards,
Christian Manhart

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Thanks, Christian, that should help my WinCVS users... any ideas about how
to handle this using the CVSNT command line?

I look a peek in the source code, and it looks like there are some
command-line options (--crlf and --lf) that might help?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Manhart [mailto:christian.manhart at]
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 12:58 PM
> To: Matthew Harvey; cvsnt at cvsnt downloads at @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: AW: [Cvsnt] Windows Linefeed problems
> The line ending format depends on the clients decision. Normally
> windows clients (as delivered with CVS NT) add an extra ^M on
> checkout, UNIX clients don't (obviously including the cygwin port).
> WinCVS has a global Option "Checkout text files with the Unix
> LF (0xa)'
> which didn't work (at least not like I expected to) in the
> 1.2.XX releases.
> Now I'm using WinCVS Beta 6 (Local Build 1) which handles this
> option to my satisfaction.
> HTH,
> Christian Manhart
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> Auftrag von
> Matthew Harvey
> Gesendet: Freitag, 8. März 2002 18:08
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> Betreff: [Cvsnt] Windows Linefeed problems
> We have a CVS repository, running the following version:
> Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) rc2 (Build 55)
> (client/server)
> on a Win2000 box.  When we checkout or update files using a
> cvs client with
> one of these versions:
> Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) NT (Build 41)
>  (client/server)
> Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) Beta 9 (Build 52)
> (client/server)
> It seems to add extra carriage return (^M) characters to the
> end of each
> line.  When we checkout using this version of CVS:
> Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11 (client/server)
> (the version that comes with cygwin) the line breaks come out
> correctly.
> Can anyone help us understand this behavior?  Thanks very much.
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