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Sorry, let's try to rephrase my question: I know what binary files are, I know what ascii files are but what effect will it have when I change the ascii property to binary? What is the difference between the binary/ascii properties (beside of being ascii-text files and binary files)? Patrick. "David Somers" <dsomers at omz13.com> schreef in bericht news:eb05uc$bj4$1 at paris.nodomain.org... > patrick goovaerts wrote: > >> Can anyone explain in 'clear' words why one should change the >> ascii/binary >> property of files after adding files to CVS? > > Because you added a binary in text mode instead of binary mode. > > David Somers > typographer/programmer/whatever