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On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 16:25:47 GMT, tmh at nodomain.org (Tony Hoyle) wrote: > > By definition, modifying a binary file is has undefined behaviour, so > it's not a good idea. 99% of the time if you do this you will end up > with a broken file. 'Revision' for example is something that is only > going to be seen in text file (although there is a finite chance if it > appearing, for example in a .gif file). Binary files tend to be > executables (can't change them), word documents (can't change them) > and other things you don't want to mess around with. > > Tony Of course by default, for all binary files it is not possible, but there are files which the user (me :)) would like to handle as binaries (because otherwise CVS will change the newline characters) with still using the keyword substitution with the fixed way I described before. It means that he is sure if the keyword appears in the file, that should be substituted. A good example is Oracle D2K Forms .FMBs or .PLLs (MMBs...), where I cannot use this feature at all now. It could be the decision of the user (with using the new switch, possibly in cvswrappers). -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://www.cvsnt.org/pipermail/cvsnt/attachments/20021003/59d31bfd/attachment.htm