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David Somers wrote: > (Tony: if a file is imported or added then committed with the wrong > text/binary/unicode wrapper setting, is it always possible to repair the > mistake through cvs admin, or are there some circumstances under which its in > such a state that its effectively corrupted beyond recovery?) Binary files in particular can get truncated with the wrong options (especially on Win32.. Unix doesn't really make the distinction). A 16bit Unicode file would behave poorly if treated as an ordinary text file, as every alternate byte is null. CR/LF expansion would completely destroy them (turning "'A' NULL CR NULL 'B' NULL" into "'A' NULL CR LF NULL 'B' NULL" which is a completely different string). Tony