[cvsnt] ascii/binary property (SOLVED)

patrick goovaerts patrick at pgoovaerts.be
Sat Aug 5 16:43:53 BST 2006

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It is true that I don't know much about CVS, hence the stupid questions,...
and I don't want to start a discussion of where to ask questions but...

IMHO, the ascii/binary property is linked to CVS (CVSNT in my case) which is 
'plugged-in' into Eclipse.  This property is related to how the files are 
saved and treated by CVS no?  As you said yourself: "when you add a file to 
a CVS module usingthe "cvs add" command then you should also set the file 
type properly."

Then the question was placed in the correct forum, no?

meanwhile I understand the usage of the ascii/binary property and my 
questions was answered.
Thank you all folks!

"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at system3r.se> schreef in bericht 
news:c7a9d21jluo619t8oijcmpb9bg9ep9f2rv at 4ax.com...
> On Sat, 5 Aug 2006 12:50:59 +0200, "patrick goovaerts"
> <patrick at pgoovaerts.be> wrote:
>>"Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-cvsnt at yahoo.com.ar> schreef in bericht
>>news:mailman.70.1154725312.2445.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
>>> At Friday 4/8/2006 15:45, patrick goovaerts wrote:
>>>>Can anyone explain in 'clear' words why one should change the 
>>>>property of files after adding files to CVS?
>>> *after* adding, because you set it wrongly in the first place.
>>??? what do you mean here ???
> He means that when you add a file to a CVS module usingthe "cvs add"
> command then you should also set the file type properly.
> If the file is added as text then it will be like I described and can
> be diffed and merged. If it is added as binary it is binary and cannot
> be diffed or merged.
> All of us here in this forum (CVSNT) assume that you are asking
> relevant questions concerning the way *CVSNT* works, but it looks like
> instead you are asking about a program called Websphere or maybe
> Eclipse works and therefore confusion arises.
> Please ask the questions in the proper forum, CVS questions here and
> Eclips questions in its forum....
> /Bo Berglund 

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