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Hi, Is -k really the best way of handling binary files? Recently, I was working with a tree in CVS and I wanted to diff it against another tree that was not in CVS, so I did 'cvs update -ko' to return all the keyword substitutions to their original strings to make the diff cleaner. What I hadn't anticipated was that this could corrupt any binary files that were in the tree, since the -kb would be removed. The operation I did above may not be something that needs to be done very often, but it did take a while to work out what had happened and it isn't that straightforward to recover. It strikes me that either -kb could be made "extra" sticky or some other way could be implemented to mark a file as binary. What do you think? Regards, John