[cvsnt] Re: Microsoft Access Files

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Thu Jul 15 17:53:05 BST 2004

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Siegfried Heintze wrote:

> Shortly after creating my repository, I imported the entire directory
> structure of my web site which included some Microsoft MDB files. These are
> not text files.
> (1) Assuming I can salvage my repository, can I change an existing file from
> type text to binary?

Yes.  cvs admin -kb filename will change the file type.  There are some 
steps about when you committed & checked out that I don't recall though. 
  You might need to get a good copy and commit it after changing the 
file type, I'm not sure.

> (2) Assuming I cannot salvage my repository and have to create a new one,
> how does one import an entire directory that contains a mixture of text and
> binary files? Can CVSNT be programmed to make this distinction based on the
> file's extension?

Yes.  See the docs on "cvswrappers" file.

>     Siegfried

Glen Starrett

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